Some articles on leaves:
... Typically leaves are flat and thin, thereby maximising the surface area directly exposed to light and promoting photosynthetic function ... plants adapted to windy conditions may have pendent leaves, such as in many willows and Eucalyptus ... Most leaves have stomata, which open or narrow to regulate the exchange of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water vapour with the atmosphere ...
Famous quotes containing the words leaves and/or shed:
“The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.”
—Walter Bagehot (18261877)
“Heres neither bush nor shrub to bear off any weather at all. And another storm brewing, I hear it sing i the wind. Yond same black cloud, yond huge one, looks like a foul bombard that would shed his liquor. If it should thunder as it did before, I know not where to hide my head. Yond same cloud cannot choose but fall by pailfuls.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)