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AQ Leaf Draft

Submitted by atquang on Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:09

This green stem has three leaves, one pointing north and two pointing left and right. It stands up as if it has a head with arms. While one side of it is bright green, the other side is more darkerin shade. There are visible signs of wilting (black/brown areas throughout the leaf) yet it seems to still breath on its own. A tiny coat of white fur/wax surrounds both the leaves and the stem. The stem seems to have been through blunt trauma, as if someoneripped it off rather than cut it. A bit of viscous clear liquid oozes out the bottom of the stem. Is it calling for water? The darker side of the leaf seems to have a stronger odor coming off it than the other side. It reminds me of a jungle. The darker side of the stem also has visible lines where water travels throughout the plant (almost like veins). If you look closely, there are tiny segments outlined by even smaller "veins" throughout the leaf. Although it does not look dangerous to digest, the signs of wilt refrain me from doing so (as well as the teacher's advice). my pen ink seems to stick onto the leaves easily. I could probably write a whole sentence on it without it tearing. Top to bottom it is 7.8 centimeters. Left to right it is 6.6 centimeters. one characterisitic that separates my leaf from someone else's is that it has one hole on the top leaf. The puncture is more like a scratch than a hole, cutting from the top 2/3 of the stem out to te edge of the leaf, but leaves 0.3 centimeters left until the edge of the leaf is reached. The cut is almost connected to another cut, going down towards the stem stopping at "the 1/3 way up the leaf" mark. This cut is more of a lightning bolt shape. I would draw a driagram oft he leaf but that isn't allowed. The stem has a reddish tint to it. The total size of the leaf is small enough to lay flat on my palm and be within the size of my palm. I suppose it somewhat has a serrated edge, but it is not rigid as a knife.