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Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers

Osteoporosis. This would be beautiful to recreate with either burned fabric or laser cutting.

The bones of an old female with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become extremely porous, fracture easily, and heal slowly.

honeybee comb & cells

honeybee comb & cells

Passion flower pollen, SEM

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) pollen grain. Pollen grains are the male gametes (sex cells) of a plant. Magnification: when printed 10 centimetres wide.


The Passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) pollen look like strange spongy tennis balls. I wish I had my own scanning electron microscope.just under our noses.

SEM Images  Foxglove seed (Digitalis purpurea)

Science Image of Foxglove seed (Digitalis purpurea) from PS MicroGraphs. Specialists in Science Images.

and textures Photograph by Martin Oeggerli Large white butterfly egg Pieris brassicae The yellow eggs of the large white butterfly are laid in clumps on the undersides of cabbage leaves (above) and brussels sprouts.

Image: Saint Verde Digest A hard coat covering the pollen grain like a Hell’s Angel’s studded leather jacket protects the sperm cells as they are travelling from the man part, or stamen, of one flower to the lady part, or pistil, of the next.

Pollen grains contain apertures in their walls. They serve as an exit point for the pollen contents to bust out, and also allow the shrinking and swelling of the grain caused by changes in moisture content

A high-speed Pollen Spaceship amongst the trees and noses.

Pollen - this grain presents the same hexagonal pattern used by bees in a honeycomb - is this kind of reflecting the concept of "universe within universe"?

Wolfgang Stuppy, Seed Morphologist

Wolfgang Stuppy, Seed Morphologist Extraordinaire

Loasa Chilensis (a creeping flowering vine, native to Chili). Many wind dispersed seeds have a honeycomb pattern, which are referred to as balloon seeds, this Chilean native has an extreme honeycomb. To create a Image by Rob Kesseler.

from the book: seeds, the time capsules of life.

There have been a bunch of books released lately, featuring beautifully photographed things from nature, both life size and micro-sized. The latest I've had the priviledge to flip through is the magnificant book, seeds, the time capsules of life.