Why Leaves Change Color

Here is a selection of leaf images from The Holden Arboretum that can be printed for use in the classroom.
Use the images to compare leaf shapes, show the variety of colors found in leaves, and much more.

Ginkgo – Ginkgo biloba
Redbud – Cercis canadensis
Sugar maple – Acer saccharum (orange)
Sugar maple – Acer saccharum (red)
Pin oak – Quercus palustris

Leaf Images by Brian Parsons