8 thoughts on “Silvery Leaves

  1. It’s fascinating to compare the upper and lower aspects of some leaves. The iconic plant of New Zealand is the silver fern, but the silver is only on the underside of the fronds; the upper surface is as green as the surrounding bush..

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      1. Sounds like your poplars are close relatives of the quaking aspens of Colorado. In northern Minnesota they’re usually called “popples.” They have laterally-flattened leaf stems so the slightest breeze can set them to fluttering and yes, they really do sparkle.

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