What Is Reticulated Venation?

Reticulated venation is one of three classifications of vein patterns found in a leaf. In leaves with reticulated venation, veins are interconnected and form a web-like network.

Reticulated venation is the most common vein formation in leaves. It can be found in the leaves of maple trees, oak trees and rose bushes. Veins transport food and water from the leaves to the rest of the plant.

The other two classifications of vein patterns are parallel and dichotomous. Parallel venation features veins parallel to one another, as in lilies and grasses. Dichotomous venation is the rarest of the three classifications and has veins that branch off from one another.