Magnolia leaf

Are leaves as smooth as they look like? This leaf was taken from a Magnolia tree from garden Lagunita Court. It is a budding new leaf, and was cut into thin pieces before mounted onto slices. Taking an ideal picture was hard because some parts of the leaf were too thick, and block the light…

Tepal epidermis

You might have seen this earlier post by Cristina on plant histology. I loved the jigsaw pattern on the leaf epidermis and wanted to see epidermal patterns in other plants and their structures. One of the flowers that one sees in early spring in the DC area are the magnolias. This one in the picture…