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Leaf Margins: Spinose
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Korean Barberry
(Berberis koreana)
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Oregon Grapeholly
(Mahonia aquifolium)
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Blue Princess Meserve Holly
(Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess')



Leaf Margins: Spinose

Has spines along leaf margins or has tiny spines at nodes on stems. Often these spines occur on the margin where the leaf veins terminate at serrations at the leaf margin.

In the case of the Holly (Ilex) shown here, the leaf would be further described as involute (upward curling).

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Margins > Spinose 


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