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Name: Theresa D.
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Age: 40s
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Date: 5/22/2003


Question:
Why are leaves shiny on top?


Replies:
Many leaves have a waxy surface to reduce water loss and for protection. A detailed diagram is at

http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/nathis/seasons/fall/lefstruc/lefstruc.htm

J. Elliott



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