Canada put "wrong" maple leaf on new Canadian dollar 20 bill: expert

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St.anger wrote:

Oh, God bless this nerd, what would we do without his discovery?

Jan 18, 2013 4:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
balvinder wrote:

it is silly of an over enthusiast botanist. obviously the designer was not illustrating for a book of botany. thank god no anatomist has ever objected to the sharp etching-lines on the line-drawn portrait of the Queen telling that as some skin disease.

Jan 18, 2013 7:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse

“‘It is not a Norway maple leaf. It is a stylized maple leaf and it is what it ought to be,’ said Bank of Canada currency spokesman Julie Girard.”

Crow goes down smoother, when it’s warmed. Where did she get the word, “stylized?” Must be the same advertising group that Obama uses to decribed “evolved,” insteasd of flip-flopped.

Let’s face it. The Bank of Canada is screwed up and like Obama, is never wrong or held accountable for screw-ups.

Jan 19, 2013 1:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
canuck45 wrote:

Seems the petiolate is much more indented on a Norway Maple than depicted on the Bank Note. Looks more like a BigLeaf Maple, native to BC

Jan 20, 2013 1:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JoePublic wrote:

As a fellow botanist I can understand his frustration, or at least COULD, had I ever heard a specific mention of the Sugar Maple. In nearly 50 years, I’ve only heard it called “The Maple Leaf” when used to reference Canada.
In his quest for accuracy, he failed to note that there are 13 maple species native to North America, and all of them can be tapped.
Maybe it slipped past his ‘untrained eye’, eh?

Jan 22, 2013 2:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
bdkennedy1 wrote:

What does she think people are stupid? Stylized? If your country’s emblem is a sugar maple leaf, then you use a sugar maple leaf.

Jan 24, 2013 8:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

They should replace it with a Hemp Leaf… that would rock.

Jan 25, 2013 9:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
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