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Thin: Short distance for carbon dioxide to diffuse into the leaf

Contains Chlorophyll and other pigments: To absorb light from different parts of the sun

Network of vascular bundles (veins): To support the leaf, and to transport water and carbohydrates

Stomata: Allow carbon dioxide to diffuse into the leaf

Guard cells: To open and close the stomata depending on the conditions

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Inside the leaf

Cuticle- The surface of the leaf
Upper epidermis- Just below the leaf's top surface

lower epidermis- Just above the leaf's bottom surface
Palisade and spongy mesophyll layers- in the middle
Stomata and guard cells- in the lower epidermis
Vascular bundle

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