An Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants


Leaf and stem parts

Blade: The broad, usually flat part of a leaf or petal.  

Node: The place on the stem where a leaf, branch, or root is attached (or has been attached).

Stem: The part of the plant bearing leaves and flowers and composed of nodes and internodes (space between the nodes). Sometimes also below ground (see rhizome, corm, stolon, tuber). 

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