Pretty Things on a Marigold Flower

I plucked out some parts from the center of a marigold flower. Some are evidently the stamens, but there are structures which – upon magnification with Foldscope – appear to bear sacs filled with liquid, possibly nectar.


These are my samples: the parts on top portion of the tissue look like anthers, but I am not sure what the curled structures below them are.

Following are the curled structures upon magnification:

The nectar-bearing structures
Pollen grains surrounding the anther

I like how pretty and gem-like these look under Foldscope. I might have identified them incorrectly, though – so let me know!

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