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Leaf Shape: Rhombic
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Vanhoutte spirea
(Spiraea x vanhouttei)
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River Birch
(Betula nigra)
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Alpine Current
(Ribes alpinum)



Leaf Shape: Rhombic

Diamond-shaped with four sides; petiole attached at one of the corners.

For Alpine Current, and any of the lobed leaves, you should try to imagine drawing a line that connects straight over the lobes of the margin to find the overall shape of the leaf.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Shape > Rhombic  


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