Online Curriculum - Identification (Unit 4)
Leaves are good indicators of climatic conditions in terrestrial environments. Their shape and the patterns that their veins and edges form provide important information about the environment in which they lived. Let's take a moment to familiarize ourselves with leaf identification. You can also download a printable PDF version of each of these identification guide pages to help you complete the exercise.
Basic Leaf Terminology
Did You Know?
The name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.