Wild Foodies of Philly

 

LEAF PARTS & TYPES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea


 

Diagrams of a Simple Leaf:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Leaf_diagram.svg/220px-Leaf_diagram.svg.png

 

  1. Apex

  2. Midvein (Primary vein)

  3. Secondary vein

  4. Lamina

  5. Leaf margin

  6. Petiole

  7. Bud

  8. Stem

https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-simple-and-vs-compound-leaves/

 

Image result for botany, plant parts, high school

More Leaf Parts: https://www.slideshare.net/jeanielacob/powerpoint-plant-parts-for-science-gr-5
 


Wild Foodies' COMMON LEAF DESCRIPTIONS: Check-out Look-A-Like plants
 

    COMPOSITION:     SHAPE:     EDGE / MARGIN     POSITION ON STEM:
  • leaf bud
  • leaf
  • leaflets
  • petiole / handle
  • stem
  • midveins / ribs
  • secondary vein
  • barbs / curled thorns
  • hairs (some can sting)
  • knife / lance
  • spoon / oval
  • tear-shape
  • heart-shape
  • triangle
  • arrowhead
  • lobed
  • indented / incised/ cut-leaf
  • star / palmate
  • rose

smooth
uneven
scissor
toothed
scallop
wavy

  • alternate
  • parallel
  • whorl

 


LEAF MORPHOLOGY: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_leaf_morphology: descriptions sometimes hard to pronounce or remember