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Mother-in-law leaf (Solved American Sycamore)
« on: April 28, 2010, 10:56:36 PM »
This Leaf was found in Tammy's mom's yard. Any guesses on what it might be?

 

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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 11:21:16 PM »
Brown.

Yes, definitely a Brown Leaf.
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It looks Sycamorish to me, or maybe maplish?
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 11:22:07 PM »
Looks like sycamore to me. You did say to guess. ;D
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 05:29:01 AM »
Does the tree have any tap holes in the lower stem?
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 05:29:42 AM »
Sycamore is my guess.
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 06:23:08 AM »
American plaintree alis sycamore, pretty patchy bark??Frank C.
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 07:30:53 AM »
Sugar Maple!
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 08:11:26 AM »
 I don't know what it is either. It blew into her yard from the woods near her. Its not a leaf from one of her trees.  She does live right on the Muskegon river so there is a good chance of there being sycamore and sugar maples in the area. Both of those were my preliminary guesses.  The trees she does have in her yard are pretty huge. I think I may have a picture of one. I'll look, but its irrelevant to the I.D. of the leaf pictured.
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 11:13:17 AM »
i'm in the Sycamore camp.
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2010, 01:28:18 PM »
Sycamore...definitely...neither Sycamore Maple or London Planetree have the margins that extend below the leaf base like that.

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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2010, 08:34:48 PM »
A Norway Maple sapling will have leaves that big and bigger.
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010, 10:46:45 PM »
I suppose sycamore, but also Moose Maple and Striped Maple have extension like that I believe, you are nothern. We have those two species here at 2000' and above on the ridges.

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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2010, 12:03:01 AM »
No, striped maple is entirely different. Not even close.

Picture from way back.

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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2010, 03:22:02 AM »
Looks like sycamore to me as well. I have three books and the more northern sycamore seems to have a deep cut in the leaf base than further south. But it's not described as such distinction. But, my Native trees of Canada book shows a deeper cut at the base than Audubon or Harlow et al. I believe that also to be a shade leaf, which can also express different morphology than the norm.
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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2010, 09:05:53 AM »
I guess I was just saying the tiers extending below the base are also occuring in that leaf.

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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2010, 02:04:52 PM »
Having more sycamore here than we know what to do with, and being a kid who always loved climbing in them on river and stream-edges I am 99.9% certain that's sycamore

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Re: Mother-in-law leaf
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2010, 04:55:29 PM »
It is American Sycamore.
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