Lobed Hardwood Leaves - Balanced and Unbalanced

A Quick and Easy Way to Identify 50 Common North American Trees

Now that you have found lobes, let's look at a leaf with balanced lobes versus trees that have a mixture of balanced and unbalanced lobed leaves. Let's continue...

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Unevenly Balanced Lobes

If your tree has at least some leaves that are asymmetrical and have unevenly balanced lobes, you probably have either a mulberry or a sassafras.

Pinnate Lobed Leaf. Pinnate Lobed Leaf

If your tree has a leaf with evenly balanced lobed projections, right and left, (both palmately-veined leaves like maple and pinnately-veined leaves like oak)? If so, continue to palmately and pinnately lobed hardwood leaves... More »