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Leaf Margins: Entire

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Common Boxwood
(Buxus sempervirens)

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Eastern Redbud
(Cercis canadensis)

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Saucer Magnolia
(Magnolia x soulangiana)



Leaf Margins: Entire

Nothing tricky here, entire margins have a continuous smooth margin, not toothed or notched. Leaves may have lobes, but can still be considered to have an entire margin.

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2005 Gary J. Kling and Laura L. Hayden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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