leaves of Sycamore are partly divided into sections called lobes. This shape is called lobed.
leaves of Fatsia japonica are more deeply split than those of Sycamore. The leaf seems to
have fingers which are joined to a central palm. This arrangement is called palmate.
Chestnut leaves are also split into fingers but the leaves are completely dissected so
that each finger is a leaflet. This arrangement is called pedate.
plants have long thin leaves. The narrow pointedshape of these Iris leaves is called
is a grass which is adapted to life in dry places. The leaves are waxy and very thin to
help conserve water.
or Sea Pink, is another plant adapted for life in very dry places. Its leaves are fine and
waxy and its roots very long and tough.
leaves of Solomons Seal clearly show the parallel veins typical of members of the group of
flowering plants known as monocotyledons. (This group includes grasses, lilies, irises)
leaves clearly show the branching veins typical of dicotyledons.
leaves are modified to act as tendrils. The petiole of the leaf wraps itself around a
suitable anchoring point.
plants have leaves which have areas of colour other than green. These patches may be
white, showing a lack of chlorophyll or coloured showing the presence of other pigments.
Leaves like those of the pieris shown here are known as variegated.