The leaves of a fig (Ficus carica) are not soft to the touch, but rough. Fig leaves are green, 4 to 10 inches long and wide. The leaves are used to feed livestock in India and as a perfume base in southern France.
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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.