If I haven't mentioned the tumblr site before that I set up to coincide with the first International Fascination of Plants day on May 18th .... then this will link you to tumblr 'From one small seed' so you can view the range of material featured there.
|Orange-Red Seeds of Iris foetidissima, Galeazza Garden|
Well... this image below is really outside the category of seeds... but an interesting image nevertheless!
Arabidopsis seeds - after pollination. Seed size is controlled by small RNA molecules inherited from a plant’s mother, a discovery from scientists at The University of Texas at Austin that has implications for agriculture and understanding plant evolution. Read more: http://web5.cns.utexas.edu/news/author/lclippard/
The Face of Autumn by H.R. Hatfield on Flickr.
A Seed Bank via Gardenista
Image by Selket R. via Flickr.
And one last thing ... The 3 part KINGDOM OF PLANTS series by David Attenborough has just finished showing on Australian TV. Filmed at Kew Gardens last year there are many highlights. An obvious one for me was being taken to the Millennium Seedbank to learn about their operations. Wolfgang Stuppy, whom I've posted on before here, was interviewed about the intention behind the MSB project. I was fortunate indeed to have him as my contact person when on residency at the MSB Oct 2011.