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Sporangia on the bottom of a fern. At some point it will turn into a "dusty" form and blow away.

Sporangia on the bottom of a fern. At some point it will turn into a "dusty" form and blow away.

Fern sori - reproductive nodules (the little spots that sometimes develop on ferns)

Fern sori - reproductive nodules (the little spots that sometimes develop on ferns)

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Source: pinterest.com

MICROSCOPIC HAIRS IN INNER EAR:  Inner ear help divers (like the one in today's pic) know their up down orientation in water.  Sounds under water are magnified. When we hear sounds (whether under water or above) microscopic hairs in our inner ears vibrate.

MICROSCOPIC HAIRS IN INNER EAR: Inner ear help divers (like the one in today's pic) know their up down orientation in water. Sounds under water are magnified. When we hear sounds (whether under water or above) microscopic hairs in our inner ears vibrate.

evergreen,  Blechnum.spicant

evergreen, Blechnum.spicant

Fern spores are produced in vast numbers on the understide of fern fronds during the summer months. For details of how they are catapaulted into the airstream, take a look at http://beyondthehumaneye.blogspot.com/2009/07/natures-siege-catapults.html

Fern spores are produced in vast numbers on the understide of fern fronds during the summer months. For details of how they are catapaulted into the airstream, take a look at http://beyondthehumaneye.blogspot.com/2009/07/natures-siege-catapults.html

LEVIATANO

LEVIATANO

Passion flower pollen, SEM

Passion flower pollen, SEM

Lycopodium squarrosum.png

Lycopodium squarrosum.png

World’s Smallest Flower, Wolffia angusta ~ Nope, that’s not algae, nor is it any ordinary aquatic plant. Wolffia, commonly referred to as watermeal and misidentified as duckweed, is officially the world’s smallest flower, with each bloom weighing about as much as two grains of sand. It takes about 5,000 of these teeny-tiny flowers to fill a thimble, and they’re amazingly small when seen against the grooves in a human fingerprint. Woffia sometimes grow in colonies that form a dense-looking…

7 Wonders of the Plant World: Bizarre Blooms

World’s Smallest Flower, Wolffia angusta ~ Nope, that’s not algae, nor is it any ordinary aquatic plant. Wolffia, commonly referred to as watermeal and misidentified as duckweed, is officially the world’s smallest flower, with each bloom weighing about as much as two grains of sand. It takes about 5,000 of these teeny-tiny flowers to fill a thimble, and they’re amazingly small when seen against the grooves in a human fingerprint. Woffia sometimes grow in colonies that form a dense-looking…

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