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Tears of a Leaf

10-17-19

10-17-19
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#leaf #plant #veins #droplet #tropical #rhizome #leaves #sepals #petals #canna #stamen #staminode #labellum #pistil #pollen #anther #panicles #spike #ovary #inflorescences #bees #hummingbirds #bats #pink #peach #red #yellow #petals #leaves #anther #pollen #stigma #style #ovule #filament #receptacle #stem #seed #roots #peduncle #stalk #canna #Leaves are an above-ground plant organ of an vascular plant #green #red #yellow #brown #photosynthesis #gas exchange #h2o #absorbs the most light #and thin #wet #puddle #lake #ocean #chloroplasts #stomata #foliage #dorsiventrally flattened organ #usually borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis #the palisade mesophyll is located on the upper side of the blade or lamina of the leaf #the palisade mesophyll is present on both sides and the leaves are said to be isobilateral #A leaf is a dorsiventrally flattened organ #usually borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis #In most leaves #the primary photosynthetic tissue #the palisade mesophyll #is located on the upper side of the blade or lamina of the leaf but in some species #including the mature foliage of Eucalyptus #[palisade mesophyll is present on both sides and the leaves are said to be isobilateral #Most leaves have distinct upper surface (adaxial) and lower surface (abaxial) that differ in color #hairiness #the number of stomata (pores that intake and output gases) #the amount and structure of epicuticular wax and other features #food #blade #margin #Midrib #veins #base #petiole #stipule #Leaves can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes #Most leaves are broad #flat and typically green in color #Some plants #such as conifers #have leaves that are shaped like needles or scales #Blade is road portion of a leaf #Apex - leaf tip #Margin is a leaf edge boundary area #Margins can be smooth #jagged (toothed) #lobed #or parted #Veins are vascular tissue bundles that support the leaf and transport nutrients #Midrib is the central main vein arising from secondary veins #Base is the area of the leaf that connects the blade to the petiole #Petiole is a thin stalk that attaches the leaf to a stem #Stipules are leaf-like structures at the leaf base #sugar #maple syrup #needles #tee #leaf

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