The Leaf Shapes ClipArt gallery offers 293 examples of the various shapes, margins, and arrangements of leaves. For leaves of specific shrubs or trees, please see our flowers and shrubs selections, or our trees gallery, respectively.

A perfoliate leaf is when there is a stem through the leaf.

Perfoliate Leaf

A perfoliate leaf is when there is a stem through the leaf.

"Pinnate.--Term applied to a leaf when cut into many parallel segments, like the rose." -Newman, 1850

Pinnate

"Pinnate.--Term applied to a leaf when cut into many parallel segments, like the rose." -Newman, 1850

A feather-like leaf with multi-divided features.

Pinnate Leaf

A feather-like leaf with multi-divided features.

A leaf cut or cleft in a pinnate manner, with the divisions half way down or more, and the sinuses or lobes narrow or acute.

Pinnatifid Leaf

A leaf cut or cleft in a pinnate manner, with the divisions half way down or more, and the sinuses or…

"Pinnate.--Term applied to a leaf when cut into many parallel segments, like the rose." -Newman, 1850

Pinnatifid

"Pinnate.--Term applied to a leaf when cut into many parallel segments, like the rose." -Newman, 1850

A leaf where the lobes go near to the middle.

Pinnatifid Leaf

A leaf where the lobes go near to the middle.

"Plicate.--Folded like a fan, or plaited." -Newman, 1850

Plaited Leaf

"Plicate.--Folded like a fan, or plaited." -Newman, 1850

"Transverse section of a plicate or plaited leaf." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Plicate Leaf

"Transverse section of a plicate or plaited leaf." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

A kidney-shaped leaf.

Reniform Leaf

A kidney-shaped leaf.

Wavy; tending to be sinuate, but less even; undulate; said chiefly of leaves and leaf margins.

Repand Leaf

Wavy; tending to be sinuate, but less even; undulate; said chiefly of leaves and leaf margins.

"Reticulated leaves are those the veins of which branch and ramify in all directions, forming a complete network."—Darby, 1855

Reticulated Vein Leaf

"Reticulated leaves are those the veins of which branch and ramify in all directions, forming a complete…

"Transverse section of a revolute leaf." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Revolute Leaf

"Transverse section of a revolute leaf." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

A rhomboid or diamond-shaped leaf.

Rhomboid Leaf

A rhomboid or diamond-shaped leaf.

"Ruccinate, when the divisions of a pinnatifid leaf are more or less triangular, and pointing downwards."—Darby, 1855

Ruccinate Leaf

"Ruccinate, when the divisions of a pinnatifid leaf are more or less triangular, and pointing downwards."—Darby,…

An irregular saw-toothed or pinnately incised with the lobes or teeth hooked backwards.

Runcinate Leaf

An irregular saw-toothed or pinnately incised with the lobes or teeth hooked backwards.

A leaf that resembles an arrow-head in shape.

Saggitate Leaf

A leaf that resembles an arrow-head in shape.

A leaf shaped like a triangle.

Sagittate Leaf

A leaf shaped like a triangle.

A leaf in the shape of an arrow-head.

Sagittate Leaf

A leaf in the shape of an arrow-head.

"Serrated.--Edged with sharp teet, like those of a saw." -Newman, 1850

Serrated Leaf

"Serrated.--Edged with sharp teet, like those of a saw." -Newman, 1850

A leaf where the depressions are broad at the bottom.

Sinuate-Lobed Leaf

A leaf where the depressions are broad at the bottom.

A leaf which is broad at the apex, and gradually tapering into the petiole.

Spathulate Leaf

A leaf which is broad at the apex, and gradually tapering into the petiole.

"Spatulate.--Having the form of a spatula; a kind of knife, almost spoon-shaped, but flat." -Newman, 1850

Spatulate Leaf

"Spatulate.--Having the form of a spatula; a kind of knife, almost spoon-shaped, but flat." -Newman,…

Spreading leaves.

Spreading Leaves

Spreading leaves.

"Stipulae.--Two small leaves, placed usually at the base of the floral leaf, and on opposite sides of the branch." -Newman, 1850

Stipule

"Stipulae.--Two small leaves, placed usually at the base of the floral leaf, and on opposite sides of…

A leaf in the shape of an awl.

Subulate Leaf

A leaf in the shape of an awl.

"Ternate.--Consisting of three leaflets." -Newman, 1850

Ternate Leaf

"Ternate.--Consisting of three leaflets." -Newman, 1850

A leaf with three leaflets.

Ternate Leaf

A leaf with three leaflets.

"Toothed.--Cut so as to resemble teeth." -Newman, 1850

Toothed Leaf

"Toothed.--Cut so as to resemble teeth." -Newman, 1850

A triangular leaf.

Triangular Leaf

A triangular leaf.

"Tripinnate.--Triple rows of leaflets." -Newman, 1850

Tripinnate

"Tripinnate.--Triple rows of leaflets." -Newman, 1850

A leaf with triple the amount of feather-like leaves.

Tripinnate Leaf

A leaf with triple the amount of feather-like leaves.

A trowel-shaped leaf.

Trowel-Shaped Leaf

A trowel-shaped leaf.

An unequal leaf.

Unequal Leaf

An unequal leaf.

Upright leaves.

Upright Leaves

Upright leaves.

A wedge-shaped leaf.

Wedge-Shaped Leaf

A wedge-shaped leaf.

This is an example of a whorled-shaped leaf structure.

Whorled Leaf

This is an example of a whorled-shaped leaf structure.

"Effect of removal of a leaflet from a palmately compound leaf (e.g. Woodbine). B, normal leaf; C, after removal of upper right-hand leaflet. A, Unbroken lines represent average normal position of leaflets; dotted lines, average position of leaflets after operation; barred line, position of leaflet removed." -Gager, 1916

Leaflet Removal

"Effect of removal of a leaflet from a palmately compound leaf (e.g. Woodbine). B, normal leaf; C, after…

Leaflets usually 3, very prominently toothed.

Leaflets

Leaflets usually 3, very prominently toothed.

Leaflets usually more than 3; not prominently toothed.

Leaflets

Leaflets usually more than 3; not prominently toothed.

A leafy branch, with separate roots illustrated on the right.

Leafy Branch with Roots

A leafy branch, with separate roots illustrated on the right.

This shows a typical leaf.

Leaves

This shows a typical leaf.

Stems weakly arching; leaves lanceolate; flowers showy purplish.

Leaves

Stems weakly arching; leaves lanceolate; flowers showy purplish.

Leaves remotely toothed, acumnate at apex; flowers appearing before the leaves.

Leaves

Leaves remotely toothed, acumnate at apex; flowers appearing before the leaves.

Compound Leaves

Compound Leaves

Compound Leaves

A leaf in which the lower lobes are uniteed, either above the stem is sessile or above the petiole if petiolate.

Connate Leaves

A leaf in which the lower lobes are uniteed, either above the stem is sessile or above the petiole if…

Leaves in two rows.

Distichous Leaves

Leaves in two rows.

"Parallel-veined leaves are those in which the veins proceed from their origin to their termination without any subdivision; the veins being connected by minute, parallel, straight veinlets, passing perpendicularly from one to another."—Darby, 1855

Parallel-Veined Leaves

"Parallel-veined leaves are those in which the veins proceed from their origin to their termination…

Lentile, a species of pulse or bean.

Lentile

Lentile, a species of pulse or bean.

Lilium Chalcedonicum, or lily, a type of flowering plant.

Lilium Chalcedonicum

Lilium Chalcedonicum, or lily, a type of flowering plant.

Long and narrow and with parallel sides.

Linear

Long and narrow and with parallel sides.

This shows a linear leaf.

Linear Leaf Shape

This shows a linear leaf.

With projection or divisions.

Lobed

With projection or divisions.

Main rib of normal lleaf running from base to apex.

Midrib

Main rib of normal lleaf running from base to apex.

Ending in an abrupt, fine, slender tip.

Mucronate

Ending in an abrupt, fine, slender tip.

Myrrh, found in the old testament of the bible as one of the three gifts given to Jesus on the day of his birth.

Myrrh

Myrrh, found in the old testament of the bible as one of the three gifts given to Jesus on the day of…

A beautiful and fragrant evergreen tree.

Myrtle

A beautiful and fragrant evergreen tree.

This shows a needle-shaped leaf.

Needle-Shaped Leaf

This shows a needle-shaped leaf.

Long needles an two to several fascicles.

Needles

Long needles an two to several fascicles.

A shrub with leaves that are short needles, arranged in two ranks along twig, or sometimes appressed to twig; not in fascicles.

Needles

A shrub with leaves that are short needles, arranged in two ranks along twig, or sometimes appressed…

The places on the stems that normally bear leaves.

Nodes

The places on the stems that normally bear leaves.