Images of Leaves, Stem, Root and Woody Tissues

I. Leaves

Sun vs Shade leaves

Aquatic leaves

Xeric or dry leaves

Mesic or leaves from 'typical" climates

C4 leaves with Kranz anatomy ( corn)

II. Roots

Types of roots and root tissues

Symbiotic root relationships with mycorrhizae and N-fixing bacteria

III. Woody Tissues

Basics of woody growth: xylem, phloem, cortex

Basics of bark

IV. Stem tissue

Basics of stems

These images were obtained using a Kodak digital camera/Nikon microscope combination on prepared slides. For free use of images in educational materials or for corrections, please contact E. Iglich at For other botanical images see the Botany web site: