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Leaf Shape: Ovate
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Downy Serviceberry
(Amelanchier arborea)
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Sugar Hackberry
(Celtis laevigata)
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Common Periwinkle
(Vinca minor)



Leaf Shape: Ovate

Rounded egg-shaped in outline and attached to petiole at wider, rounded end.

Note: the base is wider than the apex and that an ovate leaf is slightly wider than a lanceolate leaf.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Shape > Ovate  


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