The simple functional analysis of leaves is that they make nutrition happen for plants. The mechanism for this is evident in the green of leaves [duh: chlorophyll]. However. When plant “gamers” manipulate the leaves, uh, well, some of the green may be excised.
Which leaves (haha) the plant nutritionally diminished.
Soooooo, look at these powerful plants overcoming their genetic inheritance! Lush!
Visually, hey, lovely aesthetic juxtaposition. Which is why this composition caught my eye…. [Truth: nothing botanical in that analysis….]