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Flower Cells - Part - 2 - Zinnia and others



Zinnia flower petal cells
Zinnia flower petal. Magnification - 100 times.



Zinnia flower petal cells
Zinnia flower petal cells. Magnification - 450 times.



Yellow colored flower's cells
Yellow colored flower. Magnification - 100 times.



Micrograph of Yellow colored flower's cells
Micrograph of Yellow colored flower's cells.
Magnification - 450 times.




Hair like structures (trichomes) on the Zinnia flower
petal's outer edge. Magnification - 450 times.


The colors of the flowers are caused by pigments like Anthocyanin,
Betalains etc. 
The color pigment cells are placed near the surface of the flower petals.

















Visual Appeal
Converted microscope images



























1. Flower Cells - Part - 1
2. CELLS


External Links
1. Flowers - General information. - Wikipedia.
2. Flowers - General information. - Simple Wikipedia. 

3. Flower color - sciencedaily.com - University of Groningen.

2 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

Very interesting views of the flower petals. It is amazing to see the design structures when magnified.

Diane AZ said...

These are beautiful and interesting. I have never seen flower petals under a microscope and didn't know about the trichomes.