Below is an example of what makes life for us in Japanese Maples most interesting. The butter1a image shows the same form of Butterfly that both Don Kleim and J.D. Vertrees had which is what the true Japanese form looks like. The butter2a image shows a form of Butterfly from the 3rd Edition 'Japanese Maple' book, photo by Peter Gregory. The other two images, butter3a and butter4a are of the universal form of Butterfly in Oregon. Notice some of the leaves on our tree are almost devoid of green coloration. Both the butter1a and butter2a pics were scanned by me from the 2nd and 3rd Edition 'Japanese Maple' books. The purpose is to show a high degree of color variance in the same Japanese Maple we know as being Butterfly.