07 Apr 🌱Unbe’leaf’able!🌱
Here’s a fun “What makes you curious?” with Dr. Kieran.
As a geologist I’m usually focused on what’s under the ground, not what’s growing out of it! Since I’ve been spending more time in the garden lately, I’ve started to notice how many different plants are in my garden and all the different shapes of their leaves.
Some are very big and flat, and some are like tiny little needles. Some leaves have smooth edges, and some have got points or odd shapes. And not every leaf has a point on the end; some are round instead. And every leaf seems to be a slightly different shade of green!
We decided to ask Dr. Boyd Wright, a plant ecologist here at UNE, to answer some of our curious questions about leaves.
Big thanks to Dr. Boyd for feeding our curiosity!
We’re curious how many different types of leaves you can find in your garden?
Go outside and grab 10 different types of leaves. Draw us a picture of your discoveries and ‘leaf’ it in the comments on our Facebook page! Get it… leaf!
Curious for more? Download the match sheet below to explore the names of different shapes of leaves. Can you match them all?