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Leaves a Work of Art
Leaves a Work of Art
Leaves a Work of Art
Valley Oak*
Thompson Seedless Grape*
A hybrid
Grape*
Rose*
Clover Leaves*
Oak*
Flowering Herb
Filaree*
Hosta Albomarginata*
Heuchera*
Unidentified Tree*
Princess Flower
“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.”[1]
Leaves 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[2] 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.
Sycamore
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Yellow Daisy Bush*
Pomegranate*
Podocarpus*
Redwood Needles*
Pine*
Lemon*
Tangerine*
Grapefruit*
Loquat*
Spotted Dead Nettle*
Nettle*
Navel Orange*
Leyland Cypress
A hybrid of Monterey Cypress and Alaska Cedar
Orange Trumpet Vine*
Violet Trumpet Vine*
An Herb
An Herb
An Herb
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[1] Muller, Walter, Botany: A Functional Approach, 1963 (The Macmillian Company, New York, 2nd Printing 1966), 117
[2] The Seed Site, Leave Shapes and Arrangements, http://theseedsite.co.uk/leafshapes.html
Yellow Daisy Bush*
Pomegranate*
Podocarpus*
Redwood Needles*
Pine*
Lemon*
Tangerine*
Grapefruit*
Loquat*
Nettle*
Navel Orange*
Leyland Cypress
Orange Trumpet Vine*
Violet Trumpet Vine*
An Herb
An Herb
An Herb
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[1] Muller, Walter, Botany: A Functional Approach, 1963 (The Macmillian Company, New York, 2nd Printing 1966), 117
[2] The Seed Site, Leave Shapes and Arrangements, http://theseedsite.co.uk/leafshapes.html
Yellow Daisy Bush*
Pomegranate*
Podocarpus*
Redwood Needles*
Pine*
Lemon*
Tangerine*
Grapefruit*
Loquat*
Nettle*
Navel Orange*
Leyland Cypress
Orange Trumpet Vine*
Violet Trumpet Vine*
An Herb
An Herb
An Herb
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[1] Muller, Walter, Botany: A Functional Approach, 1963 (The Macmillian Company, New York, 2nd Printing 1966), 117
[2] The Seed Site, Leave Shapes and Arrangements, http://theseedsite.co.uk/leafshapes.html
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