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Alternate Leaf Structure

Look at the shape of a single leaf from the base to the tip. As you can see in the pictures, simple leaves appear as a single leaf, and compound leaves often appear to be several leaves coming from a single place in the stem or one leaf that has been subdivided.

Simple Leaf Structure
simple leaf structure
Compound Leaf Structure
compound leaf structure

If you don't think your plant is represented above try going back a level and choosing again.

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