Monday, 27 August 2007

Leave sequence

This is my first leave sequence, obtained from an Asteraceae whose name I unfortunately don't know. Look how the shape of the leaves changes from bottom to top. The genetic material is the same, and still the shapes are so different. The presence of light alone cannot explain this pattern, as the leaves become larger in the middle, but then, higher up, closer to the flower, they become small again.

1 comment:

Agnes said...

incredible and beautiful...nature art! ;)