Broadleaf Key

Broadleaf Tree Identification by Leaves using a botanical key

 The Field Guide to Trees of Britain and Europe includes a set of identification keys covering broadleaf and conifer leaves, buds, cones, catkins, flowers, fruit and bark. This page shows the  broadleaf key.

Paper-bark Maple leaf

TRIFOLIATE

Laburnum Common
Maple Paper-bark

 

Horse Chestnut leaf

PALMATE

Chestnut Horse
Chestnut Indian Horse
Chestnut Red Horse
Buckeye Yellow

Common Rowan leaf

PINNATE TOOTHED

Ash Claret
Ash Common
Ash Golden
Ash Manna
Aspen
Elder
Box Elder
Rowan Common
Walnut Black
Wingnut Caucasian

Common Walnut leaf

PINNATE SMOOTH

Acacia False
Tree of Heaven
Walnut Common

Foxglove Tree leaf

LARGE

Indian Bean Tree
Foxglove Tree
Magnolia Southern evergreen
Magnolia Saucer

FAN-SHAPED, MAPLE

Maple Field
Maple Japanese
Maple Norway
Maple Silver
Sycamore

FAN-SHAPED, NON-MAPLE

Plane London
Plane Oriental
Sweet Gum
Service Tree Wild
Tulip Tree

PAIRS OF LOBES

Hawthorn
Oak English
Oak Sessile
Oak Turkey

ROUND

Alder Common
Aspen
Judas tree
Poplar Grey
Poplar White

HEART

Alder Italian
Handkerchief Tree
Hazel Common
Hazel Turkish
Lime Broad-leaved
Lime Common
Lime Crimean
Lime Silver
Lime Silver Pendent
Lime Small-leaved
Mulberry Black
Mulberry White

Triangular/Diamond

Birch Downy
Birch Erman’s
Birch River
Birch Silver
Birch West Himalayan
Poplar Black
Poplar Hybrid Black
Poplar Lombardy

Oval Smooth

Beech Common
Dogwood Table
Ironwood Persian
Quince
Willow Goat

Oval Toothed/Spined

Apple Crab
Alder Grey
Beech Roble
Buckthorn Purging
Cherry Bird
Cherry Kanzan
Cherry Tibetan
Cherry Wild
Cherry Winter
Elm Caucasian
Holly
Hornbeam Common
Oak Cork
Pear Callery
Pear Common
Plum Cherry
Whitebeam Common

Oval Thin

Bay
Olive
Strawberry Tree
Magnolia Star

Asymmetric

Elm English
Elm Smooth-leaved
Elm Wych

Oblong

Chestnut Sweet
Laurel Cherry
Laurel Portugal
Medlar
Mespil Snowy
Oak Holm

Lanceolate

Oleaster
Willow Crack
Willow Weeping
Willow White

Tongue-shaped

Blackthorn
Spindle
Willow Grey