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Labeled Diagram Of A Leaf

Where Do I Go?

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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.

Picture from http://www.daviddarling.info

Picture from http://www.daviddarling.info

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.


Hugh on March 30, 2016:


sneha bisht on February 09, 2016:



chic on November 23, 2015:

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

Henry Sumo. on March 24, 2015:

Leaf and all parts.

sasha on March 04, 2015:

where is the apex

2gr8 on February 04, 2015:

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

tashanie on May 22, 2014:

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

science expert on January 24, 2014:

its is really very helpful for student like us

2gr8 on January 22, 2014:

thanx so much, this was a gr8 help.

iiiiiiiiii on September 21, 2013:


Amelia on June 04, 2013:

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

krys on March 12, 2013:

not helping at all

mari on March 11, 2013:

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

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M.A.R.T on January 09, 2013:

Thanx,but d label?????

alicila ann on November 10, 2012:

it is educational to me i no about no 1 else

4q on November 07, 2012:

hi troll

frgs on September 23, 2012:


apple mae monterola on September 22, 2012:

it really helps me...thankx...

shenay on June 21, 2012:

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

riri on June 13, 2012:

kinda confusin bt getin deh

RHEMITH on May 21, 2012:

Yes, where is the apex

abby on May 15, 2012:

all a it nuh label

silvana xxx on May 11, 2012:

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

anika on May 10, 2012:

really all of them are not here (labelling)

bgghfgh on May 10, 2012:

really where is the apex?

frieda on May 01, 2012:

nt all labels were available!

sssssssss on April 16, 2012:

not sooooooo good. bt helped me so ,thnxxxxxxxxxxxx

Bob keg on March 21, 2012:

I hate this

Laura on March 02, 2012:

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

adam on February 26, 2012:


premsingh on February 23, 2012:

nice labelling

mickey on February 09, 2012:

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

Ario on January 20, 2012:

Not all that good

jena on January 10, 2012:

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

kishanaphillips on December 01, 2011:

where is most of the leaf labels

jane on October 15, 2011:

i hate ugly people

Guy on October 05, 2011:

I like little pusy

Andreas Takayama on September 13, 2011:

I only like marajuana leaves!!!

pen15 on September 13, 2011:

i like pen15

jack ternce king on September 13, 2011:

i love fat people

Ryan Goble on September 13, 2011:

Im normally really dumb but i learned something haha

me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on September 13, 2011:

leafs a kwl

avika singh on July 20, 2011:

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

udeme on July 02, 2011:

what about the apex

Emma on June 23, 2011:

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

kyle john on May 21, 2011:

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

dee dee on April 08, 2011:

this was so helpful,thanks

steph on March 26, 2011:

thanks, this has helped very very much

sandyjames on March 26, 2011:

i luv that leaf:)d

dearest on March 12, 2011:

hey dis is great. life made simple and easy

Tshepi baby on March 11, 2011:

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

yellow is my favorite color on February 26, 2011:

great! thanks!

tammy on February 19, 2011:

it finally helped me with my home work

tammy on February 19, 2011:

it finally helped me with my home work

don on November 20, 2010:

can people use real words and cohesive sentences please?

ashely on October 15, 2010:

this helped me thank you!!!

Dani on October 03, 2010:

Ugh this helped with my hw so much !

tyler on September 13, 2010:

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

Gustav on September 06, 2010:

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

makaylah on August 23, 2010:

helped me alo tthanx heaps realy needed yhur help

and all yhu others that say it sucked think again

god of jelousy on July 15, 2010:

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 ,,,,,,,,,,,

hhhrrr on June 13, 2010:

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 on June 13, 2010:

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

haley on May 30, 2010:

This sucks!!

KartoonKidV on May 25, 2010:

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

john on May 24, 2010:

this helped me so much. thanks

becks on February 16, 2010:

thanks this really helps for my culture project...

baaasze on February 08, 2010:

was so boring and foolish

lizzey2360 on February 07, 2010:

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

bobinder singh on January 19, 2010:

gud digram

neil on November 23, 2009:

thanks man for your help in this diagram

manporn on November 15, 2009:

hi stef

samantha on November 10, 2009:

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

Kashu on October 15, 2009:

kinda confusin but ok

leah on October 14, 2009:

doesn't really help

Sue on October 13, 2009:

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.

jennah on October 11, 2009:

haha thiz lok weird...to all yallz hataz out there

bob da builder on October 01, 2009:

I iz smart how does di get i bwkwerds b

arse hole on September 14, 2009:

ur dadz a hoe

samantha on September 03, 2009:

what is a stem? lol

LU-C on June 16, 2009:



Humza on May 18, 2009:

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