- WORKING ON IT [adding plants, please be patient]
-When looking at leaves, look for a basic shape. For example, a maple leaf has a basic heart shape; ignore shallow and deep lobes.
-Plant leaves may look different on the same plant; leaves may be round to ovate, ovate to elliptical, elliptical to linear and so on.
-When looking at mature wildflowers/forbs keep in mind that leaves in the main stems tend to get deeply lobed making them look different than those at the base. When identifying use basal leaves.
-Look for a basal rosette as well as compound and whorled arrangement. For example clovers have palmately compound leaves.
-Ignore leaf margin, surface and other arrangements.
|Leaf Shape||Leaf Arrangement|