Lavender pollen grain, SEM
Lavender pollen grain. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pollen grain (yellow) amongst the petal (papilla) cells (purple) of a French lavender (Lavandula dentata) flower. The pollen shows the round, sculpted protein coat characteristic of lavender. Pollen is produced by the male sex organs in lavender flowers and dispersed by insects to the female sex organs of other lavender flowers, where the eggs (ova) are fertilised. Magnification: x2476 when printed 10 centimetres wide
© POWER AND SYRED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Lily pollen grain on rosemary leaf, SEM
Lily pollen grain on rosemary leaf. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pollen grain (yellow) from a lily flower (Lilium sp.), among leaf hairs (trichomes) on the underside of a leaf from a rosemary plant (Rosmarinus officinalis). Pollen grains are reproductive structures produced by the male parts of flowering plants. Trichomes are specialised structures that may perform several functions, such as preventing water loss or deterring animals from eating the plant. Magnification: x530 when printed at 10 centimetres across
© PETER BOND, EM CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
WAT-13965 Lavandin - Lavender - with single Sunflower
Lavandin - Lavender - with single Sunflower.
Sault, Vaucluse, France.
Lavandula latifolia X lavandula
Lavender properties: anti-infective, spasmolytic, analgesic, local anesthetic, diuretics, worming, calming, anti-depressive, healing.
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