Close-up of a leaf of a green salad. Stem in the upper part is branched. Leaves on the stem are sessile, simple, unsegmented or dissected, lanceolate. In shape, they are reniform, round, ellipsoidal, lanceolate, pinnately-spaced with whole, dentate, curly edges. Value of a salad is that it is used for food, usually only in raw form, so all the nutrients contained in it are fully preserved. Leaves of the salad are rich in vitamins.