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Identifying Trees by Their Leaves

Leaves to Compare (1)

Compare these leaf patterns from two different species. What is the same and what is different about them?

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Compound leaves, with 18 to 28 leaflets, therefore pinnate, opposite one another, 6"-8" long. Seed pod is 10"-18" long, 1" wide, often twisted, dark brown or black when ripe.   Opposite, single leaves, 2"-3" inches in width, fan-shaped leaves; with one or sometimes two lobes. No other tree has fan-shaped leaves.

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