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Leaf Margins: Serrate

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Chinese Elm
(Ulmus parvifolia)

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Hardy Rubber Tree
(Eucommia ulmoides)

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Littleleaf Linden
(Tilia cordata)



Leaf Margins: Serrate

Sharp forward-pointing teeth along margin. The teeth on serrated leaves will always point towards the apex of the leaf. The "sharpness" can vary from leaf to leaf.

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