Petiole: Definition & Function


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Which one of the following is the best definition of a petiole?

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1. How does a sessile leaf connect to the stem?

2. During photosynthesis, the petiole serves as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Petioles are an important component in plant biology, and this quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of their characteristics and definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of petioles, including the following:

  • Definition of petiole
  • Function of petiole during photosynthesis
  • Causes of seasonal leaf loss in deciduous trees

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe petioles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding quaking aspens
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have drawn the most important information from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about petioles, review the accompanying lesson titled Petiole: Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define petiole, leaves, leaflets, and rachis
  • Identify the blade or lamina of a leaf
  • Differentiate a sessile leaf and a petiolate leaf
  • Understand the function of petioles in plants