Potato Vine Flower Under the Microscope October 14, 2018 Today I took a flower from the potato vine (Solanum laxum) growing in our backyard and put it under the microscope. Click on any picture to get a larger view. Getting ready to take pictures of the Potato Vine flower (looks I need to clean my gear) The sexual parts of the flower: the pistil with stigma (center shaft) and stamen with anthers (yellow portions) Zooming in on the stigma. This catches the pollen Zooming in on an anther. This is where the pollen is produced White flower petal (a modified leaf); looks like a bunch of beads of glass For more microscope postings, see the collection of Microscope blog posts.