The Red Fir Forest

Leaf Margin Terms

Leaf Margin

Entire

Leaves and petals with smooth edges or margins are called entire.

Penny Royal leaves are entire.

Toothed

Leaves and petals may be serrated and have teeth.

An example is the Larkspur leaf.

The Mountain Pride and Seepspring Monkeyflower may be toothed.

Lobe

Leaves and petals may have deep indentations called lobes.

Larkspur and Columbine leaves have large lobes.