Origin of leafstalk
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The base of the leafstalk is hollow and in falling off exposes the winter bud.Forest Trees of Illinois
Fuller George D.
Stipules small, very narrow and pointed, usually attached part way up to the leafstalk.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
In the Sycamore the bud does not show while the leaf remains on the tree, as it is in the hollow of the leafstalk.
The Common Locust has several buds under the leafstalk and one above it in the axil.
Leafstalk dark red and jointed above the base, the veins somewhat red-tinted.
- the stalk attaching a leaf to a stem or branchTechnical name: petiole
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- The slender, elongated structure by which the leaves of most plants are attached to the stem. Also called petiole
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