Today, I observed a red rose. This flower comes from a family called Rosoideae. At first, when I tried to view this rose, all I could see was big red spots. So, to focus the rose, I took a piece of paper and made a wedge with my foldscope. This made it much more clear to see the cells. When picking the flower petal, I saw that there was a an area at the bottom where there was no red pigment. Curious to see how it looked up close, I foldscoped it. The color was not obvious to my naked eye, but when I saw it under the foldscope, it had a pinkish tint. I took a closer look and usedmy wedge to see saw small dots on the petal. Here’s how it looked:
I thought that this was pretty cool. On the upper part of the rose petal, I could see some individual cells. I noticed that the rose petal’s veins could be clearly seen. It was a little hard getting this part of the flower to focus with my camera, but here is how the upper part of the rose petal looked like:
I learned a lot from observing this flower, and I will continue to observe other flowers with my foldscope.