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Leaf Veins: Pinnate
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American Elm
(Ulmus americana)
Illustration of Pinnate Venation
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Apple Serviceberry
(Amelanchier x grandiflora)
More difficult: This following example is a leaf that is palmately compound and has pinnate veins on the leaflets.  
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Common Horsechestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)



Leaf Veins: Pinnate

A leaf with a prominent midvein and secondary veins branching off along both sides of the midvein. The midvein and the secondary veins are the most apparent veins.

The veins of the American Elm can also be considered to be impressed.



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