Some articles on poplar, leaf:
... Servius identifies the tree as the white poplar, the leaf of which is distinctively two-sided, one white and one dark ... The association of white poplar leaves with Herakles is also attested by archaeological remains, such as the poplar-leaf motif carved on a statue base ... among the Greeks, in this case involving acherōïs, another Greek word for "poplar." In a founding myth of the 1st century BC, Herakles is supposed to have established the Arvernian ...
Famous quotes containing the words leaf and/or poplar:
“The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.”
—Freda Adler (b. 1934)
“The Poplar grows up straight and tall,
The Pear-tree spreads along the wall,”
—Sara Coleridge (18021852)