Caption: Lavender stem trichomes (Lavandula sp.). Leaves and stems of lavender are covered with dense branched trichomes / hairs. These trichomes / hairs serve as a protective function against pests and also helps to reduce leaf evaporation. The spherical gland is an oil gland or glandular trichome that produces the plant's aromatic oil. Lavender is an herb that grows wild in Mediterranean region but is farmed all over the world.
Magnification*: x80
Type: SEM
Copyright 2006 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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