|Veins in a Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum) leaf|
All broadleaf plants have these systems of veins running through their leaves. The ones in the Prairie Dock are easy to see because of the plant's massive leaves. How big are the leaves?
|A Prairie Dock leaf at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum|
This massive leaf was about 2 feet long and a foot across- most of the other leaves were about 1/2 to 2/3 the size of this giant.