Stomata in succulent leaves

At the peak of summer, the potted plants in my balcony get an extra dose of sunlight! One of these plants is the Ceylon spinach (Talinum fruticosum). I noticed that during summer its leaves are curled up most of the time. I guessed the excess of sunlight or wet soil may be the cause. I…

My barbata Myers leave

I have a barbata Myers tree   at   my garden, so   i   picked up some and saw it through Foldscope  

The Cell Arrangement of Leaves vs Flower Petals (BioE80 Spr2015)

As humans, we interact with nature very often, and since I am an explorer, I ask many questions when I go outside. There are so many things we can learn from studying the things that go on outdoors, and today, I decided to explore whether or not there are similarities in the cell layout of…

Mint (Lamiaceae) anyone? 

I am going to tell a short story. It begins when I was 14 years old (exactly and approximately – a monsoon wedding joke hidden here). I used to go on a long walk through some fields to get to a friends house. The fields had a very very strong chemical smell. It actually resembled…