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.

An obcordate leaf is inversely cordate.

Obcordate and Retuse Leaf

An obcordate leaf is inversely cordate.

Lanceolate in outline but with the broadest part toward the apex.

Oblanceolate

Lanceolate in outline but with the broadest part toward the apex.

This shows an oblanceolate leaf.

Oblanceolate Leaf Shape

This shows an oblanceolate leaf.

Longer than broad and with nearly parallel sides.

Oblong

Longer than broad and with nearly parallel sides.

Ovate in outline butwith hte broadest portion toward the apex.

Obovate

Ovate in outline butwith hte broadest portion toward the apex.

An obovate leaf is inversely egg shaped with the broadest end uppermost.

Obovate Leaf

An obovate leaf is inversely egg shaped with the broadest end uppermost.

Shaped like a pyramid with the broad end uppermost.

Obpyramidal

Shaped like a pyramid with the broad end uppermost.

Blunt or rounded at the tip.

Obtuse

Blunt or rounded at the tip.

A tubular sheath present on the stem just above the base of the leaves of docks and smartweeds. It is formed of the fused stipules.

Ocrea

A tubular sheath present on the stem just above the base of the leaves of docks and smartweeds. It is…

Coming off opposite each other at the same level on the axis.

Opposite

Coming off opposite each other at the same level on the axis.

Diagram of an opposite-leaved plant, with a single terminal flower.

Opposite-Leaved

Diagram of an opposite-leaved plant, with a single terminal flower.

Diagram of opposite-leaved plant with a cyne of three flowers; <em>a</em> the first flower, of the main axis: <em>b b</em>, those of branches.

Opposite-Leaved

Diagram of opposite-leaved plant with a cyne of three flowers; a the first flower, of the main…

Diagram of opposite-leaved plant with a cyne of three flowers; <em>a</em> the first flower, of the main axis: <em>b b</em>, those of branches. Flowers of the third order.

Opposite-Leaved

Diagram of opposite-leaved plant with a cyne of three flowers; a the first flower, of the main…

Circular or round.

Orbicular

Circular or round.

This shows an orbicular leaf.

Orbicular Leaf Shape

This shows an orbicular leaf.

Having an outline like that of an egg, with the broadest part downward.

Ovate

Having an outline like that of an egg, with the broadest part downward.

This shows an ovate leaf.

Ovate Leaf Shape

This shows an ovate leaf.

Palmate leaf of five leaflets of the Sweet Buckeye.

Palmate Leaf

Palmate leaf of five leaflets of the Sweet Buckeye.

From left to right: Three Lobed, Three Cleft, Three Parted, Three Divided.

Palmately Leaves

From left to right: Three Lobed, Three Cleft, Three Parted, Three Divided.

An irregularly compund flower cluster with stalked flowers.

Panicle

An irregularly compund flower cluster with stalked flowers.

The images are of papilionaceous leaves, shaped like a butterfly or corolla.

Papilionaceous Leaves

The images are of papilionaceous leaves, shaped like a butterfly or corolla.

Pedate leaves resemble a bird's foot. The leaves are palmately divided or parted with the lateral divisons cleft into smalled segments.

Pedate Leaf

Pedate leaves resemble a bird's foot. The leaves are palmately divided or parted with the lateral divisons…

Petiole attached notat margin of leaf but in the middle of the lower surface.

Peltate

Petiole attached notat margin of leaf but in the middle of the lower surface.

A shield-shaped that is with the stalk attached somewhere within the circumference of the leaf or other organ.

Peltate

A shield-shaped that is with the stalk attached somewhere within the circumference of the leaf or other…

The stalk of a leaf.

Petiole

The stalk of a leaf.

"With an ubrupt termination"-Whitney, 1902

Pinnate Leaf

"With an ubrupt termination"-Whitney, 1902

From left to right: Pinnate with odd leaflet, Pinnate with a tendril in place, Pinnate with even pairs.

Pinnate Leaves

From left to right: Pinnate with odd leaflet, Pinnate with a tendril in place, Pinnate with even pairs.

From left to right: pinnately lobed, pinnately cleft, pinnately parted, pinnately divided.

Pinnately Leaves

From left to right: pinnately lobed, pinnately cleft, pinnately parted, pinnately divided.

A pinnatifid leaf is divided into lobes from the margin nearly to the axis.

Pinnatifid Leaf

A pinnatifid leaf is divided into lobes from the margin nearly to the axis.

This shows a plicate leaf.

Plicate Leaf

This shows a plicate leaf.

Unlike Chinese tea making methods (which involve plucking only three leaves), Indian methods are shown to pluck up to six leaves.

plucked leaves (six)

Unlike Chinese tea making methods (which involve plucking only three leaves), Indian methods are shown…

Leaves are plucked from a bush and a man carries them to the drying house.

Plucking Leaves

Leaves are plucked from a bush and a man carries them to the drying house.

A leaf pouch.

Pouch

A leaf pouch.

Covered with hairs, often short and downy.

Pubescent

Covered with hairs, often short and downy.

With small dots, whichcanoften be seen only with a lens.

Punctate

With small dots, whichcanoften be seen only with a lens.

From left to right: Various forms of radiatte-veined leaves.

Radiate-Veined

From left to right: Various forms of radiatte-veined leaves.

Kidney shaped.

Reniform

Kidney shaped.

With a network like surface.

Reticulate

With a network like surface.

Appearing as if rolled back from the margins.

Revolute

Appearing as if rolled back from the margins.

This shows an revolute leaf.

Revolute Leaf Shape

This shows an revolute leaf.

Of the rose family (Rosaceae), the leaf of the shrubby cinquefoil or Potentilla fructosa.

Shrubby Cinquefoil Leaf

Of the rose family (Rosaceae), the leaf of the shrubby cinquefoil or Potentilla fructosa.

Like an arrowhead, with the lobes turned downward.

Sagittate

Like an arrowhead, with the lobes turned downward.

A variety of leaves with scales: "a, the scale-like leaves of the stem of Lathraea squamaria (toothwort); b, the cone with the scales of Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean Cypress); c, the imbricate scale-like bract of the spike of Cyperus longus (common galingale)." -Whitney, 1911

Scaled Leaves

A variety of leaves with scales: "a, the scale-like leaves of the stem of Lathraea squamaria (toothwort);…

This image is of a secund plant, with leaves arranged on one side only.

Secund

This image is of a secund plant, with leaves arranged on one side only.

"Sessile.--Said of leaves seated on the stem, without footstalks." -Newman, 1850

Sessile

"Sessile.--Said of leaves seated on the stem, without footstalks." -Newman, 1850

Illustrated is a leaf of spinage dock. The crisp leaves appear in early April.

Spinage Dock

Illustrated is a leaf of spinage dock. The crisp leaves appear in early April.

Illustrated is the leaf of squirrel corn, the common name of dicentra canadensis. The leaves are finely cut with linear and abruptly pointed segments.

Squirrel Corn Leaf

Illustrated is the leaf of squirrel corn, the common name of dicentra canadensis. The leaves are finely…

"Anceps.--Two-edged." -Newman, 1850

Anceps

"Anceps.--Two-edged." -Newman, 1850

Illustrated is a strawberry leaf rolled up from the attack of mildew.

Strawberry Leaf

Illustrated is a strawberry leaf rolled up from the attack of mildew.

Three Chinese tea leaves. In some Chinese tea making processes, only the first three leaves were picked.

Three tea leaves

Three Chinese tea leaves. In some Chinese tea making processes, only the first three leaves were picked.

Illustrated are leaves of tomatoes. (1) lycopersicum esculentum grandiflorum, (2) vulgare variety, and (3) a cross of the two.

Tomato Leaves

Illustrated are leaves of tomatoes. (1) lycopersicum esculentum grandiflorum, (2) vulgare variety, and…

Having the limb of the calyx or corolla divided into two lip-like portions, as in the <em>Lambiatoe</em>.

Two-lipped

Having the limb of the calyx or corolla divided into two lip-like portions, as in the Lambiatoe.

"Types of vernation. 1, 2, cherry; 3, 4, European walnut; 5, 6, snowball; 7, lady's mantle; 8, oxalis." -Bergen, 1896

Vernation

"Types of vernation. 1, 2, cherry; 3, 4, European walnut; 5, 6, snowball; 7, lady's mantle; 8, oxalis."…