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Identification: Characteristics of Broadleaves

Leaf shapes

Leaves vary in shape.

Deeply cut (dissected) Heart (chordate) Football (elliptic)
A dissected leaf A heart-shaped leaf An elliptic-shaped leaf
Round (orbicular) Arrow (hastate) Kidney (reniform)
An orbicular-shaped leaf A hastate-shaped leaf A reniform-shaped leaf
Wedge (cuneiform) Lance (lanceolate) Narrow (linear)
A wedge-shaped leaf A lanceolate-shaped leaf A linear-shaped leaf
Oblong Egg
(obovate—tip rounded)
(ovate—tip narrowed)
An oblong-shaped leaf An obovate-shaped leaf An ovate-shaped leaf
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