TOTAL-PLANT: NATIVE PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA

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alternate leaves In an alternate leaf arrangement, there is one leaf per plant node, and they alternate sides. view photo
awn bristle view photo
awn-like bristle-like view photo
bifacial upper and lower surfaces of a leaf are different view photo
bract leaflike structure under a flower or branch view photo
bracts leaflike structures under flowers or branches view photo
burl rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch view photo
burls rounded outgrowths on tree trunks or branches view photo
canescent densely covered in fine, short hairs view photo
compound having several or many distinct parts (leaflets) joined to a single stem view photo
cotyledon first leaf of a plant (inside the seed and acting as food storage) view photo
cotyledons first leaves of a plant (inside the seed and acting as food storage) view photo
crenate having shallow, rounded teeth view photo
dioecious having male & female flowers on separate plants view photo
entire continuous and smooth without being toothed or lobed view photo
glabrous smooth (without hairs, scales or bristles) view photo
glaucous covered with a whitish or bluish, waxy or powdery film view photo
isofacial upper and lower surfaces of a leaf are the same view photo
leaflet each of the leaflike structures that together make up a compound leaf view photo
lobe 1) free tip of a petal 2) extension or protrusion from the edge of a leaf view photo
lobed haiving either 1. free tips of petals 2. extensions or protrusions from the edges of a leaves view photo
monoecious having male & female flowers on separate parts of the same plant view photo
node Nodes are the points on a stem where the buds, leaves, and branching twigs originate. view photo
palmate having several leaflets whose stalks all radiate from one point view photo
palmately having several leaflets whose stalks all radiate from one point view photo
petiole the stem or stalk of a leaf that attaches it to the main plant stem view photo
pinnate having leaflets arranged on either side of the stem view photo
pinnately having leaflets arranged on either side of the stem view photo
serrate having finely notched or saw-like projections (e.g. on a leaf edge) view photo
sessile attached directly to the plant stem without a petiole view photo
shrub a woody plant with multiple stems (branches) at or near the ground view photo
spur short shoot (especially on woody plants) view photo
spurs short shoots (especially on woody plants) view photo
stalk stem. The stem provides support for leaves and buds view photo
teeth sharp, notched or saw-like projections on a leaf edge view photo
tomentose covered in feltlike, downy hairs view photo
tooth a sharp, notched or saw-like projection on a leaf edge view photo
toothed having sharp, notched or saw-like projections (e.g. on a leaf edge) view photo
tree a woody plant of medium to tall height, with generally one trunk (stem) from the base view photo
undulate wavy, not flat view photo
vine a trailing, twining or climbing plant view photo

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Citation:
Tim Paul: Plant photo database [web application].
Berkeley, California.
URL: https://total-plant.org/cgi-bin/plantphotos2/plantphotos.cgi   (Accessed: ).