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12 Feb 1986 Featured February Print

12 Feb 1986

© DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Animal, Historical, Hookes Mosquito, Insect, Insecta, Invertebrate, Invertebrates, Mosquito, Nature, Wild Life, Zoology

Stellate leaf hairs Featured February Print

Stellate leaf hairs

False colour scanning electron micrograph of stellate leaf hairs on the surface of the hoary mullein Verbascum pulverulentum. This is a perennial herbaceous wild plant, which grows in France. Germany & England. The stellate leaf hairs are typical of alpine plants exposed to strong light & drying winds. They serve a biological function for the leaf by limiting transpiration & reducing surface temperature. The density of the hairs lends the leaf a white appearance. It is held that the hairs were scrapped from the leaves, rolled like cotton & used as wicks in the lamps of the neolithic flint miners at Grimes Graves, Norfolk. Magnification: X 37 at 35mm size. Original is BW print B745/079

© DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY