Quiz #77: Tree

Which of the following plant genera is not represented in the photo above? (Photo taken 10/27/2013 in Kennebunkport, Maine.)

Photo of Quiz #77: Tree

A. Carya

B. Quercus

C. Acer

D. Populus

When you are ready, scroll down for the answer…

A is... Correct!  The leaves pictured are all simple, whereas trees of the genus Carya (Hickories) have pinnately compound leaves.

B is... incorrect.  The top left leaf belongs to Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

C is... incorrect.  The bottom right leaf belongs to Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum).

D is... incorrect. The bottom left leaf belongs to Big-toothed Aspen (Populus grandidentata).

Note: In case you're wondering, the remaining leaf (top right) belongs to Black Cherry (Prunus serotina).

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