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Yellow Clover (Trifolium minus) Pollen Under the Microscope

Yellow Clover (Trifolium minus) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Yellow Clover flower found in a yard in Seattle, Washington. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Shurmount with a refractive index of 1.49. This is at cross-section focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Fabales FAMILY: Fabaceae SUBFAMILY: Faboideae GENUS: Trifoium SPECIES: minus

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