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Leaf vegetable

Leaf vegetables, also called potherbs, green vegetables, greens, or leafy greens, are plant leavescooked and eaten as a vegetable, sometimes accompanied by tender petioles and shoots. Although they come from a very wide variety of plants, most share a great deal with other leaf vegetables in nutrition and cooking methods.

Nearly one thousand species of plants with edible leaves are known. Leaf vegetables most often come from short-lived herbaceous plants such as lettuce and spinach. Woody plants whose leaves can be eaten as leaf vegetables include Adansonia,Aralia,Moringa,Morus, andToonaspecies.

The leaves of many fodder crops are also edible by humans, but usually only eaten under famine conditions. Examples include alfalfa, clover, and most grasses, including wheat and barley. These plants are often much more prolific than more traditional leaf vegetables, but exploitation of their rich nutrition is difficult, primarily because of their high fiber content. This obstacle can be overcome by further processing such as drying and grinding into powder or pulping and pressing for juice.

During the first half of the 20th century, it was common for greengrocers to carry small bunches of herbs tied with a string to small green and red peppers, known as "potherbs."

Nutrition

Leaf vegetables are typically low in calories, low in fat, high in protein per calorie, high in dietary fiber, high in iron and calcium, and very high in phytochemicals such as vitamin C, carotenoids, lutein and folic acid as well as Vitamin K.

Preparation

Leaf vegetables may be stir-fried, stewed or steamed. Leaf vegetables stewed with pork are a traditional dish in soul food, and southern U.S. cuisine. They are also commonly eaten in a variety of South Asian dishes such as saag. Leafy greens can be used to wrap other ingredients like a tortilla. Most leaf vegetables can also be eaten raw, for example in sandwiches or salads. A green smoothie enables large quantities of raw leafy greens to be consumed by blending the leaves with fruit and water.


Drop-leaf table

A drop-leaf table is a table that has a fixed section in the center and a hinged section (leaf) on either side that can be folded down (dropped). If the leaf is supported by a bracket when folded up, the table is simply a drop-leaf table; if the leaf is supported by legs that swing out from the center, it is known as a gate leg table. These tables can be made of a variety of woods from Cherry to Walnut, to Maple or Mahogany. On most drop leaf or gate leg tables, the leaves come almost down to the floor.

Drop-leaf tables were found mostly in Scandinavia where they date back to the early fourteenth century; Leif Erikson examples are still extant.



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Answers:Yes - rose is a dicot.

Question:I need to do a drawing of a monocot with two modifications...either one stem and one leaf, or one leaf and one root etc. I need to do the same with a dicot. But so far I can't find a plant with more than one modification. Does anyone know any??

Answers:Pumpkins are dicot, their leaves are prickly as a 'defense mechanism' to ward of any creature that might want to eat the fruit. They tend to grow and extend, the roots grow into whatever surface it can and has vines that coil around surrounding environment. ( i know this because we have pumpkins growing in the backyard and the roots are wrapped around our porch swing) You could draw a close up of a pumpkin leaf, and the way the roots grow. Here are some other fun facts that might help: Bulbs In some monocots, leaf bases grow to form bulbs, underground organs used for food storage. They can be identified from the series of leaf bases fitting inside each other, with a central shoot apical meristem. Stem Tubers In some dicotyledon plants, stems grow downwards into the soil and sections of them grow into stem tubers, also used for food storage. They are identified as their vascular bundles are arranged in rings reminiscent of stem bundles. Storage Roots These roots are swollen with stores of food, identified by the central location of vascular tissue. Tendrils These narrow outgrowths from leaves rotate through the air until they touch a solid support to which they attach, allowing the plant to climb upward

Question:Please give sources if possible. Also, common name and scientific name would be really helpful. Thanks!

Answers:A compound flower would be a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). A compound flower is any flower that appears as a single flower but in fact is made up several if not dozens of single flowers in the flower head. For instance the dandelion is acutally made of a lot of single flowers that make up the typical yellow dandelion flower you are accustomed to seeing. A simple flower would be a Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus). An example of a dicot leaf would be a Sugar Maple Tree (Acer saccharum).

Question:I'm having a hard time understanding the difference between a dicot plant and a monocot plant. Is this flower an example of a dicot plant with flower & leaf or a monocot plant with flower & leaf? Thanks in advance! http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/briannanicole768/PictureorVideo1227.jpg

Answers:There's a very easy way to tell whether a plant is dicot or monocot. Look at the veins in the leaf. If they branch out like a tree (dendritic pattern) they are dicots. If the veins are parallel, like the veins in a blade of grass or a corn leaf, it's a monocot. The first link is a pic of an oak leaf, which is a dicot. The second link is a pic of the parallel veins of a corn leaf. Also, dicot flowers tend to have flower parts in multiples of four or five (petals, stamens, sepals). Monocot flowers tend to have flower parts in multiples of threes.