Labeled Diagram Of A Leaf

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Labeled Diagram of a Leaf

Leaves are essential for our world to exist today.  They are how plants survive, and without plants we'd be goners quickly.  It's surprising to me, however, that so few people know what a leaf contains in it.  Below here, I have a basic diagram and a more complex diagram on the inner workings of leaves.  Enjoy! 

Basic diagram of a leaf
Basic diagram of a leaf


Veins: Veins are basically tubes within the leaf that carry water and nutrients throughout it. It's similar in concept to a human's veins coursing blood through our body.

Midrib: This just means "central vein" within the leaf. All the other veins sprout off of it.

Blades: These generally are long, flat, and have a good surface area, to capture the maximum amount of sunlight

Nodes: This is the exact spot where the leaf connects itself ot the stem. It needs to be strong and flexible, since the leaves will undoubtedly sway in the wind.

Petioles: There adjust the leaves as necessary. It allows them to get the maximum power from sunlight during a day, not just during full noon.

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Leaf Diagram: Close Up

This is a far closer picture of a leaf, getting into the cellular functions. For a more full and complete description of cellular functions, please go here.

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Comments 84 comments

Humza 7 years ago

im appearin fr my o levels help frm it..thnx man!

LU-C 7 years ago



samantha 7 years ago

what is a stem? lol

arse hole 7 years ago

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bob da builder 7 years ago

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jennah 7 years ago

haha thiz lok all yallz hataz out there

Sue 7 years ago

I appreciate the help from the images. i am sorry people are so mean and narrow-minded. They obviously don't understand the power of knowledge.

leah 7 years ago

doesn't really help

Kashu 7 years ago

kinda confusin but ok

samantha 7 years ago

leave suck !!!!!!!!!!

manporn 7 years ago

hi stef

neil 7 years ago

thanks man for your help in this diagram

bobinder singh 7 years ago

gud digram

lizzey2360 6 years ago

im doing a project for my life science class so thanks for da help lol ttyl

baaasze 6 years ago

was so boring and foolish

becks 6 years ago

thanks this really helps for my culture project...

john 6 years ago

this helped me so much. thanks

KartoonKidV 6 years ago

Thanks, this helped me with my agriculture and the environment homework.

haley 6 years ago

This sucks!!

hhhrrr 6 years ago

can they at least make the writing bigger! and if you say ..this sucks!!... you better think again because you are to lazy to read things that can help you with your future ...think about it guys ...what is it with you people

hhhrrr 6 years ago

can they at least make the writing bigger! and if you say ..this sucks!!... you better think again because you are to lazy to read things that can help you with your future ...think about it guys ...what is it with you people

god of jelousy 6 years ago

cascada here , hi every one i am actually not the real one hahahahahahaqha ok umm this is sweet and nice keep it up that's what my weird teacher always writes on my book ,,,,,,,,,,,

makaylah 6 years ago

helped me alo tthanx heaps realy needed yhur help

and all yhu others that say it sucked think again

Gustav 6 years ago

Heeeeeey i have to do this stupid thing for my science class and this basic diagram will at least gimme a B so yee still gud :) anywaii ty or all yur work i really appriciate ehht. Gus

tyler 6 years ago

thanks a lot really need this work to be for my science homework

Dani 6 years ago

Ugh this helped with my hw so much !

ashely 6 years ago

this helped me thank you!!!

don 6 years ago

can people use real words and cohesive sentences please?

tammy 5 years ago

it finally helped me with my home work

tammy 5 years ago

it finally helped me with my home work

yellow is my favorite color 5 years ago

great! thanks!

Tshepi baby 5 years ago

Thank u 4 evry u realy helped wit my life science work

dearest 5 years ago

hey dis is great. life made simple and easy

sandyjames 5 years ago

i luv that leaf:)d

steph 5 years ago

thanks, this has helped very very much

dee dee 5 years ago

this was so helpful,thanks

kyle john 5 years ago

wow just wow and btw that wow it means this f@#king sucks

Emma 5 years ago

Keep it up, don't mind demoralizers. The leaf was helpful. Pls, make the leaf labelling legible.

udeme 5 years ago

what about the apex

avika singh 5 years ago

this heip to do my Home work because i forgot my book at school

me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 years ago

leafs a kwl

Ryan Goble 5 years ago

Im normally really dumb but i learned something haha

jack ternce king 5 years ago

i love fat people

pen15 5 years ago

i like pen15

Andreas Takayama 5 years ago

I only like marajuana leaves!!!

Guy 5 years ago

I like little pusy

jane 5 years ago

i hate ugly people

kishanaphillips 5 years ago

where is most of the leaf labels

jena 5 years ago

I wanted the leaf structure !!!This wasn't helpful

Ario 5 years ago

Not all that good

mickey 4 years ago

I need a smaller picture.I need to draw one.

premsingh 4 years ago

nice labelling

adam 4 years ago


Laura 4 years ago

Thankyou so much - this diagram was exactly what I was looking for :)

Bob keg 4 years ago

I hate this

sssssssss 4 years ago

not sooooooo good. bt helped me so ,thnxxxxxxxxxxxx

frieda 4 years ago

nt all labels were available!

bgghfgh 4 years ago

really where is the apex?

anika 4 years ago

really all of them are not here (labelling)

silvana xxx 4 years ago

does anybody now where i can find a labeled picture of the inside of a leaf! i need it 4 homework!!!

abby 4 years ago

all a it nuh label

RHEMITH 4 years ago

Yes, where is the apex

riri 4 years ago

kinda confusin bt getin deh

shenay 4 years ago

leaves are very beautiful i don't know why people ignore them

apple mae monterola 4 years ago

it really helps me...thankx...

frgs 4 years ago


4q 4 years ago

hi troll

alicila ann 4 years ago

it is educational to me i no about no 1 else

M.A.R.T 4 years ago

Thanx,but d label?????

mari 3 years ago

y do u say the leaf is tight an it doest not suck so for all u all who say sooooo go tek some thing push ina yuh face and the leaf look very good ``````````````` omf

g bye bye ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

krys 3 years ago

not helping at all

Amelia 3 years ago

this was a big help you guys are amazing keep doing this

iiiiiiiiii 3 years ago


2gr8 3 years ago

thanx so much, this was a gr8 help.

science expert 2 years ago

its is really very helpful for student like us

tashanie 2 years ago

ause this diagram help me when im am labellng it I remembered

tashaine 23 months ago


2gr8 23 months ago

had a test today about this helped me so much .this diagram was just easy and simple to rember.leah this does really help 4 ur info sure u not even grateful this diagram to help u .sooooooooooooo leah next time do not be so

sasha 23 months ago

where is the apex

Henry Sumo. 22 months ago

Leaf and all parts.

chic 14 months ago

not realing what I was looking for. but is cool thanks I am grateful.

sneha bisht 11 months ago



treasure Ruth 10 months ago

Add Your Comment cool

Hugh 9 months ago


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