Smaller leaf units which together form a compound leaf. (See also Leaf parts.)
one of the segments (looks like a small leaf) in a compound leaf.
one of the divisions of a compound leaf
Individual parts of a compound leaf.
Smaller leaf units or leaflets which together form a compound leaf.
when there are several succeeding leaves on each side of a midrib; a little leaf.
blades of a compound leaf
leaf-like structures within a compound leaf.
Each individual pair of compound leaves
blade segments of a compound leaf
Compound leaves are composed of several "leaflets". These leaflets look like individual leaves but are not. The leaf starts where the woody twig tissue ends. This is not always easy to see. Ashes and boxelder are common U.P. trees that have compound leaves with leaflets. [To return to previous page, click your browser's BACK button then scroll through the page to your last location