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- (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom
- reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
- a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
- bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
- Induce (a plant) to produce flowers
- Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly
- A fine powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower or from a male cone. Each grain contains a male gamete that can fertilize the female ovule, to which pollen is transported by the wind, insects, or other animals
- the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
- Pollen is a fine to coarse powder containing the microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce the male gametes (sperm cells).
- Pollen was a power pop band originally hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They released four albums over their eight years.
Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers
"The most ravishing biology lessons we've ever seen."-- Chicago Tribune
The publication of the first edition of Pollen broke new ground by melding art and science in a beautiful yet authoritative examination of the design and function of pollen. This new edition contains 20 additional, equally spectacular, photographs published here for the first time. The book also contains a fully updated chapter about the Millennium Seed Bank Project and its recent acquisitions.
Special light and scanning electron microscopy were used to obtain astonishing microphotographic images of pollen grains. These images are accompanied by exquisite photographs of the parent plants. Concise text describes the role of pollen in the reproduction of a variety of plants, ranging from tulips and lilies to orchids and palms. Literary references and early botanical illustrations round out the text.
The first edition of Pollen received rave reviews for its original approach and stunning presentation. Now, with new pictures and updated text, it will maintain its place as one of the most remarkable publications on the topic.
Orange Pop Pollen Burst
Upon a mission to vacuum our house
the other day I was distracted by a vase of bright orange lilies sitting in our bedroom
(I had bought them for my husband when he was feeling sick last week and despite them being a $5.99 purchase they've been extremely resilient and gorgeous! Every bloom opened up:).
The flowers were practically glowing seeing as how all the curtains were closed except for one slant of light illuminating the vase.
My photography skills weren't grand enough to get an interesting shot of just the lilies by themselves (though I tried, fruitlessly, but I'm still a numb-nuts with the aperture setting),
So I put myself in the shot and ended up getting pollen all over my face (like a true dork)...but it ended up being cool because I had (oddly enough) worn bright orange eyeshadow that day which...as you can see...matched the lilies.
Also...the house didn't
end up vacuumed that day.
Male flowers (pollen cones) of a loblolly pine tree. Not very pretty, but flowers just the same. Pollen disseminated by the wind, not insects; thus no need for colorful flowers.
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