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Sunlit Aspen Leaves

September 21st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sunlit Aspen Leaves 100_9159 “Aspens, apart from the aberrant White Poplar, are distinguished by their nearly round leaves on mature trees, 4-12 centimeters in diameter with irregular rounded teeth. They are carried on strongly flattened leaf stems, that cause the leaves to twist and flutter in slight breezes. The juvenile leaves on young seedlings and root sprouts differ markedly from the adult leaves, being nearly triangular, showing here the typical leaf shape of most other poplars; they are also often much larger, 10-20 cm long. The five typical aspens are distinguished from each other by leaf size and the size and spacing of the teeth on the adult leaves.” Quoted from Aspen on Wikipedia.org. Photo by David Densley taken September 2009 in Logan Canyon near Red Banks and Stump Hollow trail.

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  1. Brian
    September 21st, 2009 at 08:15 | #1

    I had no idea there was 5 kinds of aspen trees. I could see how east it would be to get mixed up with white poplars. Thanks Dave.

  2. September 23rd, 2009 at 22:15 | #2

    Yeah, me too.

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