An Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants



Pinnately compound leaf

Compound: Divided into similar smaller parts, such as leaves composed of two or more distinct leaflets. The drawing is of a pinnately compound leaf. 

Leaflet: A part or division of a compound leaf. The illustrated  compound leaf is composed of a number of leaflets. 

Illustration from Aquatic Plant Identification and Herbicide Use Guide, Technical Report A-88-9. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station. Used with permission

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