Name: Sycamore

Scientific name: Acer pseudoplatanus

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 10

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About: A tall tree of parklands, hedgerows and woods.

How to identify: Sycamore is a tall, domed tree of the maple family. Its five-lobed leaves have characteristic red stalks.

Where: Widespread

Fantastic fact: Sycamore trees produce winged seeds which are known as 'helicopters' because they spin round like helicopter blades when they fall from the tree.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

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