Leaf Margins: Dentate

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Arrowwood Viburnum
(Viburnum dentatum)

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Dwarf Fothergilla
(Fothergilla gardenii)

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Wayfaringtree Viburnum
(Viburnum lantana)

 

 

Leaf Margins: Dentate

A dentate margin has square or rectangular teeth along the margin that point outward. This differs from serrate by the direction of the teeth. Serrated teeth point forward toward the apex of the leaf.

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