a cordate shell.
(of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end.
heart-shaped, equivalent to
a cordate leaf
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Having a heart-shaped outline. Often used of leaves, such as those of the morning glory or linden.
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The ovate to nearly cordate leaves are alternate, simple, darker green above and paler below with small regular teeth.
Stamens shorter than the sepals, the cordate anthers about equaling the slender filaments.
Leaves are leathery and cordate with arching veins that mimic the leaf outline.
The leaf is almost blue green, the shape cordate at base, and the margin slightly toothed toward the apex.
The leaf margins are entire, pointed at the tips and rounded to cordate at the bases.
The dog violet has bluish-violet flowers and ovate leaves while the other is yellow with round cordate leaves.
Primary leaflets: large, medium ovate, with cordate bases.
The leaves are opposite, ovate to cordate, and sometimes downy.