Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Leaf Scars of Mockernut Hickory

One thing that I find interesting about winter twigs are leaf scars; in some species they are incredibly consistant while in others such as mockernut hickory (Carya abla) they are extrememly variable.  Here I illustrated 3 lateral buds and their associated leaf scars as well as outlines showing the variety of shapes of leaf scars that were on this one twig.

1 comment:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are Masterful with those pencils. I love pencil work but it makes arthiritis known in my hands. I am glad you wrote what you did about the different pencils you have tried. I always thought that those Prisma pencils broke because of something I did to them...like use them. grrrrrrr Very frustrating.