Potato Vine Flower Under the Microscope

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.