Plants with red leaves can range in color from a brilliant red to a deep burgundy, according to Shrubland Park Gardens. The Japanese maple, for example, has purple leaves that turn brilliant red in the fall. This small tree grows very well in a well-drained pot in the garden. The Japanese fern also makes an interesting display with a dark red stripe running down the center of its metallic-looking leaves.Continue Reading
Several ornamental grasses feature reddish leaves or leaves that turn a deep wine red in the fall, according to Shrubland Park Gardens. African love grass, also known as weeping love grass, features narrow dark green leaves that transform to a warm wine red in the fall. The stems of elephant grass are wine red from the bottom, gradually turning to green. The splashy ornamental grass purpurascens showcases purple-tinged foliage that changes to an orange red in autumn.
Several varieties of sedum, also known as stonecrop, can add interest to a garden with burgundy colored leaves. The sedum Purple Emperor is arguably the best dark-burgundy-leaved sedum. The sedum Matrona is very drought tolerant and features dark green leaves that mature to a purplish green. The sedum Strawberries and Cream brings burgundy stems and burgundy-tinged leaves to the garden.Learn more about Botany
Simple leaves are found on a variety of trees and plants, including mangoes, guava, black cherry trees, black gum trees and several types of oaks. Plants and trees with simple leaves are as numerous and widespread as species with complex or compound leaves. They may even share habitats, but have several key distinguishing features in leaf structure and design that separate them from species bearing compound leaves.Full Answer >
The process of transpiration is when water moves through plants from the roots to the leaves, then changes to vapor as it leaves the plant. Transpiration cools the plant and also provides it with nutrients, carbon dioxide and water.Full Answer >
The National Snow and Ice Data Center explains that different species of plants adapt to cold weather in a variety of ways, such as growing in forms that shed snow readily or by retaining dead leaves to help insulate the plant. Unlike birds and other animals that can migrate to avoid harsh winter weather, plants must find a way to cope with the cold temperatures without leaving.Full Answer >
The process of gaseous exchange in plants happens in the leaves. Oxygen and water vapor leave the plant while carbon dioxide enters through pores called stomata. Plants require carbon dioxide for photosynthesis and oxygen for respiration.Full Answer >