Top ten lists seem to be popular and as a result people are creating more and more of them. While a list of leaves may seem a strange choice, this collection is not of individual leaves but of plants with interesting leaf shapes and colors. I found the list on the Magazine8 website. I am not sure that I would agree with their choice, but see what you think.

Leaves, they are said to contain the essence of a plant?s life. Just by taking a quick look at the leaves of a plant, a person can easily tell its condition ? be it healthy or weak, properly nurtured or not. ?When one thinks about nature, the first thought that comes to his or her mind is flowers, trees and their beautiful leaves. A person never forgets the sight of such pretty leaves in the season of autumn. ?That very sight of calmness never leaves a person?s mind. Keeping this in mind, I have compiled a list of 10 most beautiful leaves that are extremely gorgeous. So, let?s get started.
A list of 10 most beautiful leaves is right here. A person should never neglect the little things in life for it is what makes life truly beautiful. Just like drops make up an ocean, leaves make up plants, trees and flowers. In short, nature.

1. Dischidia Pectinoides: The Ant Plant

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More commonly known as the ?ant plants,? Dischidias are small specimens that come from the family called Asclepiadaceae. It is a family of peculiar plants: climbers & trailing plants with puffy-pocket leaves that are similar to ravioli. These pods are known as bullate leaves. The insides of these plants can be empty (not comprising of ricotta and spinach) or in the case of some milkweeds, holding tacky, whitish-colored liquid. Dischidia pectinoides have leaves with empty insides. In its inborn jungles and rain forests, the leaves provide shelter to ant colonies, which in turn assist in pollinating the plant.

2. Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii)

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Quercus gambelii, with the common term Gambel oak, is an ephemeral short tree or large fern that is outspread in the foothills and lower mountainous altitudes of west North America. It is also territorially known as scrub oak, oak brush, and white oak.?The leaves are usually long and wide, thoroughly lobed on either side of the middle vein. The exterior surface is shiny dark green while the interior surface is light colored and milky. They regularly change into orange and yellow during the season of autumn, forming mountain-slopes of bright and striking colors. The flowers bloom in spring.

3. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is a moist plant variety, a range of succulent that requires minimum water and attention. The species is regularly known as being used in herbal medicine ever since the turn of the first century. Excerpts from Aloe Vera are broadly used in skin care and alternate medicinal industries, being advertised as diversely having revitalizing, healing, or comforting characteristics.

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