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Lamourouxia viscose, seed   [Rob Kesseler] by Center for Image in Science and Art _ UL, via Flickr

A scanning electron microscope captures the honeycomb shape of the Mexican wildflower seed ( Lamourouxia viscosa ). Many wind dispersed seeds have a honeycomb pattern which allows them to travel more effectively. Image via Rob Kesseler

Image: Lavender pollen grain (© Cheryl Power/Science Photo Library/Corbis)

Science Image of Lavender Pollen Grain (Lavandula dentata) from PS MicroGraphs. Specialists in Science Images.

Pollen from a forget-me-not. This flower has one of the smallest known grains of pollen; just five one-thousandths of a millimetre in diameter. A Swiss scientists named Martin Oeggerli, who uses the name Micronaut for his art, has captured these Scanning Electron Microscope images of pollen grains.

Hayfever sufferers, know your enemy: Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of grains of pollen

Forget-me-not Pollen – I › Micronaut: The fine art of microscopy by science photographer Martin Oeggerli

Great article about ancient, yet innovative, uses of natural dye materials from India Flint.

Natural dye innovator India Flint works with the trees and plants of her Australian home to create not just near-zero impact natural dyes, but spontaneously natural prints and patterns. The idea began with a Latvian egg-dyeing technique, and has blossom