JANNICKE WIIK-NIELSEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JANNICKE WIIK-NIELSEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the stigma lobes of a stitchwort flower (Stellaria graminea). The stigma, together with the style and ovary comprises the pistil, which in turn is part of the gynoecium or female reproductive organ of a plant. S. graminea is a species of flowering plant in the Caryophyllaceae family (carnations), known commonly as lesser stitchwort, grass-leaved stitchwort, or grass-like starwort. It is a common plant of waysides, hedgerows and open woodlands. Magnification: x280 when printed at 10cm wide.
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