Latin Name : Acer pseudoplatanus

Sycamore in Summer – In memory of a well loved tree

Winter Bud

As with almost all Acers, the buds are opposite, and in the case of the Sycamore the colour is pale green.

Notice the serrated leaf margin.

In the case of the Sycamore, the leaf emerges before the flower and is poisonous to Horses, so beware.

Fat catkins

Flowers appear after leaf break and hang like a fat catkin

Sycamore Seed Ripening

The seed hangs down in the same fashion that the flowers did.

And when the autumn comes, the leaf colours are a little underwhelming ….