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

By: Talin Vartanian
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About This Quiz

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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."

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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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