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Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
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Leatherleaf Viburnum
(Viburnum rhytidophyllum)

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Gray Dogwood
(Cornus racemosa)



Leaf Shape: Lanceolate

Longer than wide with widest point below the middle tapering to the apex. Compare this leaf shape to ovate which is wider at the base than lanceolate. This leaf shape is similar to elliptic, but not rounded at the apex.

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