CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Rosebay willowherb seed pod (Chamerion angustifolium) discharging seeds. Each seed has a plume of fine hairs that help the seed to remain airborne, aiding its dispersal by wind. The seeds are contained within chambers in a pod. When ripe, the pod splits open (as seen here) to release the seeds contained within.
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