Lavender pollen grain.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a French
lavender (Lavandula dentata) flower, with an enlarged
section showing a pollen grain (yellow) amongst the
petal (papilla) cells (purple). The pollen shows the
round, sculpted protein coat characteristic of lavender.
Pollen is produced by the male sex organs in lavender
flowers and dispersed by insects to the female sex
organs of other lavender flowers, where the eggs (ova)