Is your leaf attached to the twig directly opposite another leaf, or is it above or below another (alternate) leaf.

Opposite        Opposite

These leaves are opposite in their attachment to the twig.



These leaves are alternate in their attachment to the twig.

Click on the drawing that shows how your leaf connects to the twig.

Hint: Each of these leaves connects to the twig at the red dot.  Always look at where the leaf connects to the twig to answer questions about the sample leaf.


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