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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
 
 
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