Leaf Margins

Entire
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Common Boxwood
(Buxus sempervirens)
Dentate
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Arrowwood Viburnum
(Viburnum dentatum)
 
Lobed
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Alpine Current
(Ribes alpinum)
Incised
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Cutleaf Stephenandra 'Crispa'
(Stephenandra incisa 'Crispa')
Undulate
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Goat Willow
(Salix caprea)
 
Spinose
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Oregon Grapeholly
(Mahonia aquifolium)
Revolute
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Ilex x
'China Girl'
(IIlex 'China Girl')
Involute
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Ilex x meserveae
'Blue Princess'
(Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess')
 

 

 

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Sometimes there are subtle differences in leaf margins and, more often than not, leaves display multiple characteristics. Many of the spirea species have serrations only at the tips while the rest of the leaf is entire. Such leaves can be hard to describe with a single word.

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