Daylily Pollen under a Foldscope

Image of Daylily flower pollen observed with Foldscope. Collected near Linde Hall around 2:30 pm on 5/3. Pollen retrieved by plucking off stigmas. Then, a glass cover was taped over the pollen onto the glass slide such that the tape did not cover the pollen through the cover piece and on the glass slide. The images above show a picture of the pollen through the foldscope. The pollen didn’t move and there were little football shaped particles scattered across the line of view. They seemed to be pretty clumped together, some possibly even forming patterns. I could look closer into this by collecting more samples, and seeing if patterns are haphazard or if there are similar ones.

More info on flower: Daylily Hemerocallis


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