STEFAN DILLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEFAN DILLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Borage (Borago officinalis) trichomes and shoot tip, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The borage plant contains many coarse stiff trichomes, giving it a hairy appearance. These trichomes can cause mechanical irritant contact dermatitis (MICD) when the plant is handled. At centre is a shoot tip, an area of new growth.
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