GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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