Handy leaf identifier

June 4, 2019

How many times have you been out walking and your kid has asked: "what kind of tree is this?"

 

I like to think I can answer most times, but some leaves look very similar. So, I have drawn out a leaf identifier that I hope may be of some use to you all. We have also been out to see which ones we can spot near home. 

 

I have mainly gone for the more common ones that you will find in the UK but I know I have missed loads will have to gradually add to my list.

 

 

The oak

 

 Curvy edged leaves and acorns.

 

Sycamore

Large, distinctive shape and helicopter like seeds.

 

Maple

 Often red in colour or green, again have helicopter like seeds.

 

Ash

Multiple leaves on the stem, long dangly seed pods.

 

Elder

 Multiple leaves on the stem, flowers in summer and berries.

 

Lime

 Tear drop shape, long seed pods.

 

beech

 Shiny look and come with nuts.

 

horse chestnut

Big leaves, hard spiky nut shells, produce conkers.

 

This is just a selection of what we found on a walk around our town. Happy leaf hunting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: bunting, DIY, colour chart, swatch,

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Hello, I'm Sarah. Part of a family of 5 who can often be found foraging in the woods or camping at a festival. I love anything boho and am rarely without my camera.

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