Leaf Key

So far you have made the following choices...

It could be one of the species in the table below. Let's narrow our choices based on leaflet arrangement.

My leaf is pinnately compound - it has a central leaf stalk with several leaflets


My leaf is palmately compound - it has a stalk with leaflets that radiate from a central point


Possible Matches:

Family Genus Species common name
Aceraceae Acer glabrum Rocky Mountain maple
Aceraceae Acer griseum paperbark maple
Aceraceae Acer negundo boxelder
Bignoniaceae Campsis radicans trumpet creeper
Caprifoliaceae Sambucus canadensis American elderberry
Caprifoliaceae Sambucus cerulea blue elderberry
Caprifoliaceae Sambucus racemosa red elderberry
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus californica California buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus hippocastanum horsechestnut
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus octandra yellow buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus parviflora bottlebrush buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus pavia red buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus sylvatica painted buckeye
Oleaceae Fraxinus americana white ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus caroliniana Carolina ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus latifolia Oregon ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus nigra black ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus pennsylvanica green ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus profunda pumpkin ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus quadrangulata blue ash
Rutaceae Phellodendron amurense Amur corktree
Staphyleaceae Staphylea trifolia bladdernut
Taxodiaceae Metasequoia glyptostroboides dawn redwood

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