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Plant Morphology

From leaf margin and arrangement to the parts of a flower and a corn seedling, take an illustrated look at plant morphology with this collection of guides.

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Parts of a Flower

Go beyond petals and leaves! Learn how to identify a flower's stamen, anther, filament, stigma, and more with this illustrated look at the parts of a flower. 

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Leaf Arrangement

Leaves are attached to stem nodes in three different arrangements: alternate, opposite, and whorled. Learn how to spot these leaf arrangements before venturing out on your next field study. 

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Leaf Type

Compound or single? Knowing this fundamental difference in leaf type is key to identifying plant specimens. This illustrated guide shows you what both look like. 

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Types of Compound Leaves

Is your compound leaf pinnate or palmate? And if it's pinnate, is it pinnate odd, pinnate even, or twice pinnate? Find the answers easily with this illustrated guide.

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Leaf Shape

More than likely with a good guess you could detect a heart-shaped leaf from one that's oval or narrow. But do you know how to recognize a leaf that has a lobed or divided shape? Learn how. 

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Leaf Margins

Entire or toothed? Being able to distinguish between these two types of leaf margins will help you identify a plant specimen. This illustrated guide shows you what both look like.

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