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How to Manage Pests

Identification: Characteristics of Broadleaves

Leaf margins

The type of leaf edge (margin) is another way to identify a plant.

Smooth (enitre) Rounded teeth (crenate) Lobed
A leaf with smooth or entire margins A leaf with crenate margins A leaf with lobed margins
Pointed teeth (serrate) Feathered (pinnatifid)  
A leaf with serrate margins A leaf with pinnatifid margins  
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