Height: up to 20m high
Winter buds: reddish brown with white scale edges, arranged in opposite pairs, sometimes stalked.
Leaves: simple, opposite, with 3 or 5 lobes, dark green and shiny.
Flowers: male and female upright yellowish green clusters appear with the leaves.
Fruit: green to crimson winged fruits hang in pairs. Wings are horizontal.
Distribution: found in woods, along hedgerows and planted for its autumn colour.
Not to be confused with
Part of the same genus these two species are easily confused. Sycamore's have a narrower angled seed than field maples.