Dandelion Flower

Taraxacum officinale The structure observed correspond to cells aligned to conform to petals structures. Awesome. Dandelion petals. also known as Achicoria Amarga, is a species from the family of Asteraceae. Generally considered as a weed, although it would be more correct to say “adventitious herb”, its leaves are consumed in salad and have been attributed…

Light transmission through flower petals

I just picked my morning coffee; and walking back the I noticed a tiny white flower shining like a beacon of light. I could not believe my eyes; it looked as if the flower was producing its own light. What was really happening was light was shining on the petals in a strange way. A…

Pollen Hunters project-II : Pollen roster

Update 6/6/2016. Made the table scrollable for computers and phones. I took help from this page. Update 4/20/2016. Reducing column numbers to fit new format Update 11/2/2015. Added Contributors column. Update (10/2/2015): Added plants that were observed in India, in August 2015. I also have an extensive analysis of trichomes of the Indian plants. Please visit here…

Are dandelion petals more than one cell? (BioE80 Spr2015)

We were looking at dandelions near the mainquad and wanted to know whether or not the white dandelion petals were made up of one cell or more than that.  To find the answer to this question we took a few of the white dandelion petals off of a plant and prepared a slide for the…

Red Flower on my dinner table

I was enjoying a nice dinner the other day; when suddenly I got caught up looking at this deep red flower, sitting peacefully on my dinner table. I could not resist but wonder how the flower was so deep red, as if I was looking at the cape of little red riding hood. I did…