The stipules are always free from the leafstalk and attached to the twig at small spots just below the leafstalk.
The base of the leafstalk is hollow and in falling off exposes the winter bud.
The Common Locust has several buds under the leafstalk and one above it in the axil.
Stipules small, very narrow and pointed, usually attached part way up to the leafstalk.
leafstalk dark red and jointed above the base, the veins somewhat red-tinted.
In the Sycamore the bud does not show while the leaf remains on the tree, as it is in the hollow of the leafstalk.
leafstalk long, slender, compressed, causing the leaves to tremble continually in the slightest breeze.
Leaves deltoid, wider than long, crenulated all round, both sides smooth from the first; leafstalk compressed; buds glutinous.