Leafless plants

plants having no foliage, though leaves may be present in the form of scales and bracts. See Leaf, n., 1 and 2.

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Environmentalists must ponder the role felling of trees with thick foliage that filtered the breeze and offered shade to both the worker and the wayfarer, or their replacement with leafless plants, has played in making our citizens more vulnerable to natures harshness.
If the installation of new plants can occur before bud break, so much the better as leafless plants have lower water needs.
Perhaps leafless plants give us such a fright because, in this part of the world, they are so rare.