Forget-me-not flower, SEM
Forget-me-not flower. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis) flower. The petals (blue) are covered by numerous projections called papillae. Collectively the petals are known as the corolla. At the centre of the flower are the male and female reproductive structures. The stamens (yellow), which produce male gametes in the form of pollen grains, are fused to the corolla. The female reproductive structures (not seen) are located in the hole at the very centre of the flower. Magnification: x39 when printed 10cm high.
© POWER AND SYRED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A Bristly Hollyhock in the Hermon Springs (Banyas) Nature Reserve
Israel, Caesarea Philippi, Hermon Springs Nature Reserve, A Bristly Hollyhock or Galilee Hollyhock, Alcea setosa, in bloom in the Herman Stream (Banyas) Nature Reserve in Galilee in northern Israel. It is native to the Levan, ranging from Crete and Turkey to Israel and Jordan.
© Jon G Fuller / Eye Ubiquitous
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Iceland poppy, Papaver nudicaule, close-up detail of a single orange flower with yellow
Iceland poppy, Papaver nudicaule, close-up detail of a single orange flower with yellow stamen against a green leafy background.
© Paul Seheult / Eye Ubiquitous
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