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Leaf Margins: Sinuate

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Chestnut Oak
(Quercus montana)

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Chinkapin Oak
(Quercus muehlenbergii)

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Vernal Witchhazel
(Hammamelis vernalis)



Leaf Margins: Sinuate

Strongly wavy margins with shallowly rounded divisions within the same plane of the blade. In contrast, an undulate margin has wavy margins that occur above and below the plane of the leaf. A sinuate leaf is often mis-identified as being lobulate.

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