New Canadian banknotes feature wrong maple leaf
January 19 , 2013
Canada's new plastic banknotes feature Norwegian maple leaves rather than the Canadian sugar maple leaf, according to botanists.
The leaf shown features more sections with a more pointed outline in comparison to the Canadian version.
The maple leaf appears on the new C$20, C$50 and C$100 notes, which were introduced in November.
Bank of Canada officials say the image is a "stylized" leaf and was created with the help of a botanist.
The Norway maple is found in across central and eastern Canada after being imported from Europe.