Canada's new plastic banknotes feature Norway maple leaves, instead of the Canadian sugar maple leaf, according to botanists.
They argue the leaf shown features more sections and has a more pointed outline than the Canadian version.
The maple leaf is featured on the new C$20 (£13), C$50 and C$100 notes, which were introduced in November.
Bank of Canada officials say the image is a "stylised" leaf, created with the help of a botanist.
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