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August - London Plane (Platanus x acerifolia)


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London Plane has greyish-brown bark that flakes to leave yellowish patches. It forms a tall stately tree but is often cutback or pollarded. It has pointed lobed leaves which appear in late May. The red-purple female flowers are borne in small round balls on long stalks and mature to produce the rough, football type plane fruits. The fruits stay on the tree into spring when they disintegrate making identification easy. A natural hybrid between Platanus orientalis and Platanus occidentalis, the seeds are not always viable but it is a tree that can withstand both winter frost and pollution, hence it is often found in cities. Picture taken 28th August 2006 near Cardington, Bedfordshire.

28th Aug 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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