Basal Leaf Structure
Look at the shape of veination pattern of a single leaf of your
plant. Choose a large, clean leaf for this step. Look at the pattern of lines,
or veins, in the leaf itself. If the leaf is covered by a dark film, it can be
gently scraped off with a fingernail under running water.
Leaves are limp and unable to stand upright
out of the water. Each leaf has two distinct vein patters, with the veins on the outside
running primarily from tip to base only, and veins on the inside a slightly different
color with more veins running across the leaf.
All leaves are stiff. Veins are subtle and
may not be visible. Cells are uniform in size across the entire leaf.
If you don't think your plant is represented above try going back a level and choosing again.
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