Can You Get More Than 11 Right on This Leaf Identification Quiz?

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Leaves come in a wide variety of shapes, colors and sizes, and can also be found next to flowers, fruits and on top of trees. A wide variety of cuisines and medicines also utilize leaves, while others are actually quite poisonous! Let's take a look at some beautiful and interesting leaves in this quiz.

Some leaves are used to symbolize certain states and countries. For example, did you know that the maple leaf is a symbol of Canada? Or how about the quaking aspen leaf as a symbol of Utah? Some leaves also change color throughout the season, while others remain green throughout their life span.

The appearance of a leaf can also vary in shapes like stars, hearts and raindrops. Other leaves also contain "toothed" edges, which are rough and jagged, while other leaf blades are smooth and flat. Certain trees, like pine trees, also contain "needles" instead of traditional leaves. Pine needles are typically long and needle-shaped and actually belong to the Pinaceae family.

This quiz is a mix of 40 different types of leaves. All you have to do is look at the image and try to guess the name of the leaf. Think you can get more than 11 right on this quiz? Test your leafy knowledge now to see!

This type of leaf symbolizes Canada. Can you name it?

The maple leaf comes from maple trees, which are also prominent for creating maple syrup! These leaves are often red, green and orange in color.

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This type of leaf is poisonous to some types of animals. Do you know the name of it?

Oak leaves are toxic to some types of animals, such as horses and sheep. Oak leaves grow in conjunction with acorns.

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This type of leaf is green and is shaped like a rain drop. Can you identify it?

Though apple leaves don't look like apples, they do come from apple trees. They are often green and are shaped like large rain drops.

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This type of leaf can treat many kinds of infections. Do you know the name of it?

Birch leaves come from Birch trees, which are unique for their silver and white barks. These leaves are also typically green in color.

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This leaf is prey to a certain type of beetle. What's the name of this leaf?

Viburnum leaves are prey to viburnum beetles, who love to munch on these leaves for a snack. These leaves are also vibrant green in color.

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The ______ ______ is often used for medicinal purposes.

The linden leaf is used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes, which helps to relieve ailments from the common cold and the flu. These leaves are also used to make tea.

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A large number of antioxidants are found in this type of leaf.

Sea buckthorn leaves are known for their antioxidant properties, and can also be manufactured into tea. These leaves are also long and needle-shaped.

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European and Wych are types of...?

Elm leaf beetles love to snack on elm leaves, which can be brown, yellow and green in color. These leaves also contain many diagonal ridges.

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Black, Carolina, Gray and Lombardy are different types of _________ leaves.

There are a wide variety of poplar leaves, which includes black, lombardy, gray and Carolina poplar leaves. These are also very common throughout North America.

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Which of these leaves has between 5-11 leaflets?

Ash leaves come from the Ash tree, which also produces the samara fruit. This type of tree is also great for firewood use.

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These types of leaves are known to easily "shake" in the wind. Do you know what they're called?

Aspen leaves are known to shake or tremble easily from the lightest of winds. The woodpecker bird also loves to make holes in the Aspen tree.

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Which of these leaves is used to manufacture shampoo?

Chestnut leaves are actually used during the manufacturing process of shampoo, as well as other beauty items. These leaves are also a byproduct of the chestnut tree, which are a food favorite for boars and deer.

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Which of these leaves is shaped like a heart?

Lilac leaves are shaped like hearts, and are grown alongside blooming lilacs. These leaves also feature a vibrant green color.

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Which of these leaves can be both green and white in color?

The willow leaf comes from the willow tree, and features both white and green colors. These leaves are also long, and can even be curly!

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The ______ ______ is said to look like the feathers of an eagle.

Rowan leaves not only look like the feathers of an eagle, but some of them are also grown with berries attached. These also come from the Rowan tree.

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Which of these leaves turns brown in color during the winter season?

Red oak leaves turn into a variety of colors depending on the season. They are usually brown during the winter, and orange during fall months.

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Which of these leaves is shaped like a star?

The sweet gum leaves are shaped like stars, but don't taste sweet at all. It also comes from the American sweetgum tree.

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You'll find plenty of these leaves in warm climates.

You'll find a variety of palm trees in states like California and Florida, which are parents to palm leaves. Palm leaves are often large in sizes with long, needle-shaped leaves.

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These types of leaves can also grow alongside acorn nuts. Can you name it?

White oak leaves are commonly grown alongside acorn nuts, both of which are produced by the white oak tree. The white oak tree is also known as "Quercus alba."

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Which of these leaves are edible for humans?

Popular in salads, beech leaves taste somewhat like a lemon. These leaves can also be categorized as European beech and common beech.

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Which of these leaves is native to North America?

Sycamore leaves can be found all across North America, especially near wet habitats. These leaves also come from a variety of Sycamore trees.

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Which of these leaves has a top that looks like it has been trimmed?

Yellow poplar leaves contains green, yellow and orange hues, and features a top that looks like it was trimmed. These leaves are also found in North America.

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If this leaf is consumed in its raw state, it could be met with life-threatening consequences.

Horse chestnut leaves should never be eaten raw, as they are quite poisonous to humans. These leaves are also very popular in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Which of these leaves is very large in size?

Banana leaves don't actually look like bananas, as they are green in color and are very large in size. These leaves are also prominent in a wide range of cuisines.

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Italian, European, Spaeth's and Red are all different types of _______ leaves.

There are many different types of alder leaves, which is a member of the Betulaceae family. These leaves are also a food favorite among butterflies.

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Which of these leaves is used for medicinal purposes?

Hawthorn leaves are used to treat a variety of ailments, such as chest pain. There are also many varieties of hawthorn leaves, such as Downy and Fireberry.

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"Carpinus betulus" is another name for the ________.

Hornbeam leaves are native to the United Kingdom and are grown alongside the samara fruit. These leaves are also green, yellow or orange in color, depending on the season.

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Southeast-Asian foods often utilize this type of leaf.

Kaffir lime leaves are often used in a wide range of Southeast-Asian dishes for a tangy taste. They are also sold in frozen and dried varieties.

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There are five leaflets in the stem of a ________ leaf.

The buckeye leaf contains five leaflets and is produced by the buckeye tree. These leaves are also said to not smell very good.

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Which of these leaves has toothed edges?

The carya leaf has toothed edges and grows in states like Vermont and Rhode Island. These leaves also tend to fall off their tree during the cold winter months.

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These leaves grow alongside a type of fruit that has a pit in it.

The cherry leaf can be prominently found alongside cherries. These leaves also have pointed ends and jagged edges.

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These "leaves" are sharp and very thin. Can you name them?

Pine needles come from pine trees, and are actually shaped like needles. These also belong to the Pinaceae family.

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Which of these leaves comes from a deciduous tree?

American mountain ash leaves comes from the deciduous tree, American Mountain Ash. These leaves also vary in color depending on the season.

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Which of these leaves are native to the United Kingdom?

Service tree leaves are native to the United Kingdom and is a part of the Rosaceae family. These leaves also come in green and red colors.

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This type of leaf symbolizes Utah. Can you name it?

The quaking aspen leaf symbolizes the state of Utah and is green or yellow in color. These leaves are also called " trembling aspen" leaves.

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You can find these leaves throughout Ohio. Do you know what they're called?

Bitternut hickory leaves are green or yellow in color, depending on the season. These leaves also grown alongside nuts, which should not be consumed by humans.

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The bottom of this leaf is shaped like a heart. Do you what it's called?

The bottom of these leaves are shaped like hearts, and are grown alongside the black mulberry fruit. These leaves are also bright green in color.

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"Sorbus intermedia" is another name for which of these leaves?

Swedish whitebeam leaves have a hairy surface and are vibrant green in color. These are also members of the Rosaceae family.

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Which of these leaves contains many leaflets?

Black walnut leaves contain many leaflets and are often green in color. These also grow from the black walnut tree.

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Which of these leaves is edible?

Sassafras leaves are edible, and are often used to enhance the depth of soups and stocks. These leaves are also green, red or yellow in color.

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