FAN-SHAPED LEAVES

Maples have fan-shaped leaves with 3 to 7 lobes that radiate out from a central point like  a fan. This can best be seen by examining the main veins. Most have 5 lobes but some have 7 or more. Five examples are shown first.

Some  trees have fan-shaped leaves but are not Maples. Five examples of these trees are shown below.

 

FAN-SHAPED (MAPLES)

Field Maple leaf

Field Maple

Sycamore leaf

Sycamore

Norway Maple leaf

Norway Maple

Silver Maple leaf

Silver Maple 

Japanese Maple leaf

Japanese Maple (7 or more lobes) 

FAN-SHAPED (NON-MAPLES)

Wild Service Tree leaf

Wild Service (note that all veins do not radiate from a single point)

London Plane leaf

London Plane

Oriental Plane

White Poplar leaf

White Poplar

Sweet Gum leaf

Sweet Gum