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Leaf Shape: Spatulate
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Purple-leaved Japanese Barberry
(Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea)
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Cockspur Hawthorn
(Crataegus crus-galli)
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Korean Barberry
(Berberis koreana)



Leaf Shape: Spatulate

Obovate leaf that is rounded at tip, tapering to the base; wider at tip than base. Spoon-shaped.

Many of the Barberry species tend to have spatulate to elliptic leaves.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Shape > Spatulate  


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