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Does all leaves on earth have individual facets/hues?

Asked by SebastianUllmark (185points) July 25th, 2010

Does the leaves on trees, bushes etc. all have individual hues or facets? It seems impossible for any organism to be identical in every way to another, as a lot of factors contribute to diversity. For instance, different amount of shade/sunlight would change the structure of an individual leaf or petals appearance.

Does anyone know for sure? Does all leaves on a single tree have the exact same color?

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marinelife's avatar

Leaves on a single tree are for the most part the same color (some may brown and die early; some that are new growth may be a lighter green or red, but they mature the same color).

Most trees.

anartist's avatar

Just like human beings, each leaf is unique. Each type of tree creates leaves with certain elements in common, like number of lobes, are they sharp or rounded, what color and size, etc. But beyond these basics, each leaf varies. Maybe because of the amount of light or water that leaf got.

SmoothEmeraldOasis's avatar

@anartist- I agree with you on that each tree creates leaves with certain elements in common, but that in general each leaf is individual. I am not an artist but I have noticed the differences in the trees in our park and when I went fire fighting it gave me an awesome opportunityto view our forest up close.

MaryW's avatar

Do all leaves on a single tree have the same color?...No
As you pointed out the environment is different for each leaf. Color in nature is wonderfully variable because of this.

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