Saturday Quiz – Leaves and Buds

Dear Readers, you are all getting far, far too good at this quiz business, so here’s a new twist. Below are pictures of leaves in all their autumnal glory, and pictures of twigs. Can you a) match the twig to the leaf, and b) tell me the name of the shrub/tree? 1 mark for a correct match, and an extra mark for the name of the plant. And this time I’m not going to give you a list to pick from, so this makes it especially important to write your answers down before you go to the comments to respond, in case any speedy people have got there first 🙂

So, if you think that the leaves in Photo 1 belong with the twig in Photo A, and that together they are an English Oak (Quercus robur), your answer is 1)A) (English Oak).

I think this is really tricky this week. We don’t normally pay a lot of attention to twigs, but there are clues in some of the photos, so don’t give up hope! All of the plants are commonly seen in the UK countryside (and many other places in the Northern Hemisphere too).

You have until next Thursday at 5 p.m. UK time to put your answers into the comments.

Onwards, and good luck!

Leaves

Photo One by Oxfordian Kissuth, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Two by Oxfordian Kissuth, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Three by By Willow - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2653825

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Photo Four by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo five by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors from Stevenage, United Kingdom, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Six by Giovanni Caudullo, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Seven by AnRo0002, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Eight by Yoan MARTIN, CC BY-SA 2.0 FR <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Nine by Krzysztof Golik, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Ten by CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=232790

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Photo A by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors from Stevenage, United Kingdom, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo B by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors from Stevenage, United Kingdom, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo C by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/_alicja_-5975425/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=3139517">_Alicja_</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=3139517">Pixabay</a>

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Photo D by Muriel Bendel, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo E by Muriel Bendel, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo F by Chmee2, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo G by AnRo0002, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo H By Stefan.lefnaer - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46841517

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Photo I by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors from Stevenage, United Kingdom, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo J by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors from Stevenage, United Kingdom, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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6 thoughts on “Saturday Quiz – Leaves and Buds

  1. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    Great quiz! I’ve done my best to link the ‘clues’, so here’s hoping I get at least some correct:
    1 (Sycamore?) H
    2 (?) B
    3 (Almond?) F
    4 (Hazel?) A
    5 (English Oak) I
    6 (Alder) C
    7 (Beech) J
    8 (Elm) E
    9 (Hawthorn) D
    10 (Rowan?) G

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  2. ringg1

    1. E. Plane
    2. H. Spindle tree
    3. G. White willow
    4. J. Beech
    5. I. English oak
    6. C. Common alder
    7. B. Hornbeam
    8. F. Dog rose
    9. D. Hawthorn
    10. A. Ash

    My goodness. This takes me back to ident tests at college.

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  3. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    1, E, London Plane
    2, H, Euonymus
    3, G, Crack Willow
    4, B, Beech
    5, I, English Oak
    6, C, Common Alder
    7, J, Hornbeam
    8, F, Dog Rose
    9, D, Crataegus
    10, A, Ash

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  4. christineburns2013

    1.E. Norway Maple
    2.H Euonymus
    3.G. Willow
    4.B. Beech
    5.I. Oak
    6.C. Alder
    7.J. Hornbeam
    8.F. Rose
    9.D. Hawthorn
    10.A Ash

    Not convinced I have all of the trees right let alone the twigs and buds. Collins tree guide helpful if inconclusive. Thanks again for effort put into setting these. Christine (on my own this time)

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  5. Sylvie Higgins

    Thank you for this enjoyable quiz. Here are my answers.
    1 B Liquidambar styraciflua
    2 H Euonymus europaeus
    3 G Salix, not sure which species
    4 E Tilia, maybe T. cordata
    5 I Quercus, I think it’s Q. robur
    6 C Alnus glutinosa
    7 J Carpinus betulus
    8 F Rosa, don’t know which species
    9 D Crataegus monogyna
    10 A Fraxinus excelsior

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