STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Wild strawberry. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an alpine strawberry. The flesh of the alpine strawberry (Fragaria vesca. The beige "shields" are the achenes, the true fruits borne on a edible fleshy receptacle. Strawberries are a popular summer fruit, enjoyed for their sweet, distinctive flavour. The plant itself grows low to the ground, and is pollinated by insects. Magnification: x3 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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