The Importance of Leaf Shape
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Knowing the shape of a leaf can help identify a woody plant. There are many ways to describe a leaf’s shape, listed here are some of the preferred terms.
Illustrations of Leaf Shapes (pdf)
Botanical Terminology > Leaf
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