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Leaf morphology

This exercise focuses on some basic leaf terminology. The following is intended as an introduction and is not comprehensive. First, study the images below to review the terms used to describe the basic structure and variations of leaves. Then, carefully study the unsorted images at left and drop each thumbnail into an appropriately labeled box on the right. Clicking on a thumbnail will expand the image. Click submit to check yourself. To reset, click clear or just refresh your browser. Note: Arrows point to desired focus (e.g., margin, apex, base). When no arrow is present in an image, then leaf shape is the focus.

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