Sometimes the leafstalk was eaten through a little too far, or broke off in bending, which accounted for the green leaves found on the ground.
Stalk lengths shredded in the transverse direction of the leafstalk do not give rise to any problems and need not be removed.
This study demonstrates that the material with a low molecular weight of 158 is an active component in wasabi leafstalk which stimulates bone calcification.
As soon as you cut the budstick from the tree or shrub, clip off the leaves; allow about 1/2 inch of the leafstalk to remain as a handle.
The leafstalk would stand up and everything would restore to the original appearance.
If you have a wetland fern, with tall, narrow fronds and leaflets which are very widely spaced from one another along the leafstalk and those leaflets are twisted so as to not lie on the same plane as the frond, then you have Dryopteris cristata, Crested Shield Fern.
The leafstalks will be of poor texture and flavor and oxalic acid may have migrated from the leaf blades.
Sunken, water-soaked spots also appear on the leafstalks of rhubarb plants which have been infected with phytophthora species fungi causing crown rot.
From the skin of the fleshy leafstalks which form the false stem of the abaca plant, strips called lupis are prepared.
First, rhubarb leafstalks are cut into small pieces, such pieces being on the order of one inch long.