Tuesday, 4 June 2013

I always hand pollinate Meconopsis punicea and this ensures full capsules and a large seed harvest. Three images taken today. 1, A typical white stigma without pollen (bottom). 2, Stigma dusted by hand with pollen (middle). 3, Anthers clearly dehiscing masses of pollen. This varies from the ocre of the present one to dark purple, and nearly black (top).