Leaf of Scarlet Oak

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Alternate* leaves have approximately 7 to 9 lobes* and have extremely deep sinuses* reaching more than halfway to the midrib* of the leaf. The upperside of the leaf is a shiny and glossy green - the underside is duller. The top and bottom of the leaf is hairless, with occasional small stellate hairs* in the angles formed between the midrib and the off-branching veins.

Scan created on 1//02 by Chris Bersbach.


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