UC IPM Online UC ANR home page UC IPM home page


SKIP navigation


How to Manage Pests

Identification: Characteristics of Broadleaves

Leaf arrangements

Leaves are arranged along the stem in a variety of ways according to how they attach at stem joints (nodes).

Leaves are opposite
(2 leaves per node)
Leaves are whorled
(3 or more leaves arranged
around a node)
Leaves are alternate
(1 leaf per node)
Leaves form a basal rosette
(1 leaf per node, but clustered
around the stem at ground level)
Opposite leaves Whorled leaves Alternating leaves A basal rosette
< < Back to Index  |  Next page > >

Statewide IPM Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
All contents copyright © 2016 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. FOR ALL OTHER USES or more information, read Legal Notices. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual solutions to specific pest problems. See our Home page, or in the U.S., contact your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance.

Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California

Accessibility   /PMG/WEEDS/ID/broadarrange.html?srcPage=PMG%2FWEEDS%2FID%2Fbroadarrange.html revised: June 21, 2016. Contact webmaster.