Gallery for May 2018

Succulent leaves have a waxy coating covering the outside of the leaf called the cuticle. Also, the swollen leaf shape efficiently packs higher volume into a smaller surface area. This prevents moisture from evaporating, which helps the plant maintain homeostasis. The spiral leaf arrangement funnels moisture down towards the roots under the center of the plant.

Every issue, Veritas aims to capture the beauty of science in images of the seemingly mundane.  Here’s our gallery for the May 2018 issue.