Thursday, 27 October 2011

looking down the microscope

The cell pattern in the stem leaf is distinctive for Spagnum skyense so I have taken some photographs with a friend on Skye  at different enlargements through a microscope. These are really inspiring, the wonderful patterns and botanical systems at work in these simple organisms is mesmerising.
Interesting fact - Sphagna have a distinctive animal life which is solely associated with them, living both on the watery surface and within the water filled cells.

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