Typically a leaf is a thin, flattened organ borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis, but many types of leaves are adapted in ways almost unrecognisable in those terms: some are not flat (for example many succulent leaves and conifers), some are not above ground (such as bulb scales), and some are without major photosynthetic function (consider for example cataphylls, spines, and cotyledons).
Conversely, many structures of non-vascular plants, or even of some lichens, which are not plants at all (in the sense of being members of the kingdom Plantae), do look and function much like leaves. Furthermore, several structures found in vascular plants look like leaves but are not actually leaves; they differ from leaves in their structures and origins. Examples include phyllodes, cladodes, and phylloclades.
Volčji Potok is a village on a terrace on the left bank of the Kamnik Bistrica River in the Municipality of Kamnik in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.
The local church is dedicated to Saint Oswald.[disambiguation needed]
Volčji Potok is best known for its arboretum, the largest and most popular botanical garden in Slovenia. The Volčji Potok Arboretum is open from the beginning of March until the end of November. It was established in 1952 by the University of Ljubljana on what was already a well-established estate with extensive parks around a Baroquemansion that was destroyed in the Second World War.