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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Leaf Shapes

Leaf shapes:
These can be flat, broad leaves.

The leaves can be thin and narrow as pine needles.

The leaf shape can be scaley like cedars.

Leaf Margins: These can be smooth, toothed or lobed.

Palmate leaves
(picture on left ) :These can take on several forms, having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended and having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point.

Pinnate leaves ( picture on right ) They resembling a feather; having parts or branches arranged on each side of a common axis.

Pictures of Leaf Shapes

Leaf shapes of trees

Leaf Morphology


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