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Plants of Stone Lakes NWR

Western Sycamore


Western Sycamore

Platanus racemosa

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Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) is a California native and is the dominant species in the worldwide endangered sycamore-alluvial woodland habitat. Its fruits feed many small birds, some mammals eat its twigs and bark, and its flowers are important to the Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, other butterflies and hummingbirds. The Western Sycamore is a deciduous tree that needs moisture. It can be planted as a landscape tree to showcase its beautiful multi-colored bark.

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