Pansy petal, SEM

Pansy petal, SEM

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This image is part of the feature Microworld Of Susumu Nishinaga

Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pansy petal. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a pansy flower petal (Viola tricolor). The petal is covered in tiny epidermal hairs (cone-shaped objects) known as trichomes. The petals of insect-pollinated plants are usually brightly-coloured and are often scented. Magnification: x360 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: anatomy, botany, close-up, coloured, corolla, epidermal, epidermis, flower, flowering part, hair, hairs, hairy, many, multiple, nature, pansy, parts, plant, plants, scanning electron micrograph, sem, structure, surface, trichome, trichomes, viola tricolor

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