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Thompson Seedless Grape*
A hybrid of Monterey Cypress and Alaska Cedar
“The structure of the leaf makes it the most efficient part of the plant for photosynthesis. All living
things, except for a few groups of bacteria, depend on photosynthesis for there existence. Besides being the sole source
of oxygen, this process is the only significant food-producing mechanism on the earth.” 
on a healthy plant are aesthetically beautiful and show design falling well within the definition of art. There are at least
twenty-four shapes and arrangements of leaves  that also vary in size, coloring, texture, venation and blade margin (e.g.
smooth, jagged, etc… ) Color variation of leaves due to shading from other leaves and new leaf growth enhance the plants beauty.
Other pigments in the leaves besides green are enjoyable and the fall colors of dying deciduous leaves are breathtaking.
 Muller, Walter, Botany: A Functional Approach, 1963 (The Macmillian Company,
New York, 2nd Printing 1966), 117