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Common Name: Sycamore      Latin Name: Platanus occidentalis      Size: 75 (min) to 100 (max)
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Platanus occidentalis
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America
Maximum Height: 100 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Platanaceae
Genus: Platanus
species: occidentalis
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America
Size: 75 (min) to 100 (max)
Size Description: Large Tree
Notes: Sy. American Planetree
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Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Winter
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
Specimen: 599
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Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerline
Season: Nov 24
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232 [Latitude: 39.171702766666700 Longitude: -84.526270883333400] Specimen: 1433
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland [Latitude: 55.965056730000000 Longitude: -3.208889140000000] Specimen: 4192
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220 [Latitude: 40.427829850000000 Longitude: -86.914311270000000] Specimen: 4539
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