Morphology of Leaves

Plants are the primary source of food in the environment and are one of the basic units of the ecosystem. Plants make food for the consumers in the ecosystem by the process of photosynthesis. Do you know how photosynthesis takes place? Photosynthesis takes place in a structure of the plant called the leaf.


The leaf is an essential part of the plant, which contains nutrients and other ingredients necessary for preparing the edible portion of the plant, which may be a stem, leaf, or fruit. Leaves are the flat green portion of the plant, which is the main vascular supply of the plants. The stem, along with the leaf, is called the shoot. Apart from photosynthesis, the leaves also form the function of a process called transpiration. Now, we will learn the structure, parts, and function of the leaves in detail.