Master Gardener Training, 2017: Plant parts showing various characteristics

  • Simple Leaf
    • 1. Unlobed   Rhododendron, Rhododendron
    • 2. Lobed    Japanese Fatsia, Fatsia japonica

    Compound Leaf
    • 3. Pinnate  Large pinnate leaf: Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina domestica
    • 4. Palmate  Himalayan Blackberry, Rubus armeniacus

    Leaf arrangement
    • 5. Alternate     Pacific Waxmyrtle, Myrica californica
    • 6. Opposite    Laurustinus, Viburnum tinus

    Bud arrangement
    • 7. Alternate     winter branch, Oregon White Oak, Quercus garryana
    • 8. Opposite     winter branch, Norway Maple, Acer platanoides

    Pine
    •   9.  2-needle pine:    Shore Pine, Pinus contorta var. contorta
    • 10.  3-needle pine:    Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
    • 11.  5-needle pine:    Western White Pine, Pinus monticola

    Fir    
    • 12.     Example: Grand Fir, Abies grandis

    Spruce
    • 13.    Example: Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens var. glauca
    • 14.    Example: needleless spruce branch:  Blue Spruce without needles, just “pegs”

    Branchlets of four native “cedars”, together to emphasize their differences:
    • 16.    Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata
    • 17.    Incense Cedar, Calocedrus decurrens
    • 18.    Port Orford Cedar, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
    • 19.    Alaska Cedar,Chamaecyparis nootkatensis,