An Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants



Ovate leaf with a prominent midvein

Ovate: Shaped like the long section through a hen's egg, broadest below the middle, narrowed at the tip. 

Midvein: The main central vein of a leaf. Sometimes called the midrib. This ovate leaf has a prominent midvein. 

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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