Welcome to the next edition of my storytelling series introducing you to the creatures in my stationery field guide collections. Today, I’m featuring the sycamore leaf.
My mom suggested I draw a sycamore because it looks similar to a maple leaf, but it can be bigger and, in my opinion, even prettier.
Sycamore trees are in the deciduous tree family, meaning their leaves fall off seasonally.They are typically found in midwestern to southern U.S., Argentina and Australia. They can grow up to 175 feet tall. I can’t even imagine a tree that tall! Sycamore leaves grow sticky buds which produce new 16 leaves the following year. The bark is yellow and flakes off. Fruit balls are bristly and hang on long stems.
My Sycamore leaf illustration can be found on notecards,
the month of August on my calendars,
on gift wrap, and more.
Stay tuned for a future storytelling series from a field guide to leaves and fish. Thanks for stopping by.