Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nature's Fuel...

Pollen is the fuel to millions of creatures on this planet, yet it seems so small and insignificant. Honey produced by bees from natural sources contains pollen derived p-coumaric acid, which is an antioxidant. This photograph details the interior of an Iris, which takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow. There are up to 300 species of Iris. In water purification, the Yellow Iris (I. pseudacorus) is used.

Extra: As you look past the crest of the lower petal, you'll see what's often referred to as the 'style crest', which in this photograph looks like a flame.... hence a second meaning of my title, "Nature's Fuel"... :)
Photo # _KS10058b. April, 2007.

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