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Bee Pollen Through the Microscope

Bee Pollen

There are four pollen types in this image from the pollen packets of the fourth row collected near Palleau, France. The two grains at lower left are Brassica species. The larger grain just right of center is clover. This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Brassicales FAMILY: Brassicaceae TRIBE: GENUS: SPECIES:

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