Sunday, June 24, 2007

What's in a Name?

Here's a little something from a book published 35 years ago.... The Exotic House Plants book by Graf has a very nice set of sketches simply illustrating some basic botanical terms that relate to leaves and their shapes, flower parts etc. Sometimes it's just nice to get a refresher in the differences between ovate and obovate! These things can get confusing.

Some of the lables are small and difficult to read. Simply click ON the ILLUSTRATION and it will apear larger.

We'll examine what sorts of shapes violet leaves come in in the near future.

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