There are many ways to describe a leaf. The most common ways are to describe the type, arrangement, shape, margin, and venation. There are two types of leaves; simple and compound. Compound leafs are divided into leaflets and a simple leaf has a single blade. Leaf arrangements describe how the leaf is positioned on its stem. The leaf shape defines the overall shape (surprised?). The leaf margin is the shape of the leaf edges, and the leaf venation describes the pattern of the veins.
Jam went on a nature walk through his neighborhood. He tried to describe some of the leaves on the trees he passed. He described colors and sizes, but his favorite was the “star shape leaf”.
Go on a leaf scavenger hunt in your neighborhood.
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Courtney McQueen is a landscape designer and children's book author from Columbia, MD