Maple buds are small, and the leaf scar is a small, narrow crescent.
The leaf scar is protected by a corky change (suberization) in the walls of the exposed cells.
The leaf scar, therefore, is a circle and the leaf base a hollow cone.
|leaf scar |
The mark left on a stem after a leaf falls. Leaf scars can be used to identify tree species in winter or from specimens of their twigs.