Uncommon colors in a young sycamore
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.
© 2014 Steven Schwartzman