Sycamore Maple Tree (Acer pseudoplatanus) is a flowering deciduous tree in the Sapindaceae family of soapberry and lychee trees.
It is native to central Europe, the Caucasus, and western Asia.
It grows to a height of 35 metres (115 feet).
It has broad leaves about 10-25 centimetres (4-10 inches) long, and a grey, smooth bark, which flakes in irregular patches as it ages.
Its flowers are greenish-yellow and hang in dangling flowerheads called panicles.
The winged seeds twirl to the ground when ripe.
It blooms in early summer, in May or June in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2019.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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