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Leaf
11-29-2006, 11:13 AM
Looking for help in identifying the type of tree this leaf is from. I found the leaf without seeing what tree it fell from so the photo is the only information in that area. The photo was taken where I found the leaf. On an island, along the water's edge, in southeast Michigan. (Grosse Ile, MI)

It may not be the most photogenic leaf, but I have big plans for it. I am an artist and this leaf is going to be the focus of the latest project I am working on. Knowing what type of tree it's from would be a great help.

Thanks,
Mike

pwk16
11-29-2006, 01:54 PM
My guess is that it is a Crataegus mollis or Downy Hawthorn.

http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/herbarium/trees/cramol_leaves01.jpg

treeman
11-29-2006, 02:07 PM
Or it might be a Frosted Hawthorn (Crataegus pruinosa)
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/wisflora/pictures/specimenscans/500px/v0091304WIS_medium.jpg


How long are the leafs?

Hawthorns in order from most likely to least likely:

1. Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis) 3 to 4 in long and about as wide
2. Frosted Hawthorn (Crataegus pruinosa) 1 to 1.5 in long and 1 inch wide
3. Biltmore Hawthorn (Crataegus intricata) 0.8 to 2.8 in long and 0.5-2 in wide
4. Brainerd Hawthorn (Crataegus brainerdii)

Leaf
11-30-2006, 10:29 PM
Thanks for the great information. The leaf is off being preserved in acrylic so I would have to guess on the length right now and say it is in the Downy range.

Once I get into my project I'll post the information on how to view it. Perhaps you'll enjoy it.

Thanks again!