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18. Deciduous Leaf

Deciduous means “falling off at maturity” or “falling off”. Deciduous is a term that is commonly used in reference to trees, shrubs or plants that lose their leaves seasonally, usually in the fall. The term deciduous is also used to refer to petals being shred post flowering, or fruit falling off trees when ripe.

By shedding leaves, tress are cutting off the flow fluids to protect themselves from the cold and dry air of winters.

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