That's not the right leaf, botanists say. Bank of Canada hide caption toggle caption Bank of Canada The Two-Way Whoa Canada! New Currency Has 'Wrong' Maple Leaf? January 25, 2013 Botanists say the image on the new $20 bills is the leaf of a Norway maple, not the familiar sugar maple that graces Canada's flag. The Bank of Canada defends the image, saying it's a "stylized blend" of leaves from various maples.