Dandelion seed head, LM

Dandelion seed head, LM

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Credit: GERD GUENTHER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of a seed head of Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, showing several nearly ripened seeds. Each seed is topped by a feathery parachute of fine hairs, which allows them to be widely dispersed by the wind. Microscopic contrast technique : Incident lighting. Magnification 20x when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, angiosperm, angiosperms, annual, asteraceae, biological, biology, blown, botanical, botany, common dandelion, compositae, dandelion, detail, dispersal, flora, garden, garden flower, hair, hairs, light micrograph, light microscope, microscope, microscopical, microscopy, nature, pappus, plant, plants, reproduction, seed, seed grain, seedhead, seeds, taraxacum officinale, wildflower, wildlife, wind dispersal

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