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Uncommon colors in a young sycamore

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Sycamore Sapling Turning Colors by Bushy Bluestem 6636

Near the end of my visit to Lost Maples on November 14th I came across a sycamore, Platanus occidentalis, that in spite of being just a sapling had some of the yellowest leaves I’d ever seen in that species. A few of the other leaves had turned a maroon that also struck me as unusual for a sycamore.

Growing adjacent to the sapling and even partly mixed in with it was some bushy bluestem, Andropogon glomeratus, a native grass that co-starred in the previous post.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 13, 2014 at 5:34 AM

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