Is there always a bud in the axil where the leaf stalk joins the twig?
Of what use is it to the bud to be between the twig and the leaf stalk?
In the silver maple the leaves are cut by deeper clefts, which reach more than half-way to the leaf stalk.
The leaf stalk is flattened, so that the leaves hang vertically.
The leaf stalk is hollow and swollen, with a broad wing on one side, and the blade of the leaf forms a sort of hood at the top.
Changed "leaf stalk" to "leaf-stalk" in its index entry, as well as the index entry for "Petiole."
Bud wood, procured from any source, should be trimmed with the stub of the leaf stalk cut as closely as possible to the bark.
An excellent indication as to whether or not the bud has taken is afforded by the petiole (leaf stalk).
Does the leaf have three main divisions, each with a vein which is one of three large branches of the leaf stalk?
The leaves are alternate, veined and petiolated, that is, they have a leaf stalk connecting leaf and stem.