BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Digital Images

Venus flytrap pollen grains, SEM

Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen

Available online

view Venus flytrap pollen grains, SEM


Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions

About this work


False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of pollen grains from a venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula). This carniverous plant eats insects and other small bugs. Pollen grains contain the male gamete and are produced in the anther. They are transferred from one flower to another (pollination) so that fertilisation of the female gametes can occur (sexual plant reproduction). Pollen is a common trigger of hay fever or seasonal allergies. Pollen grains are 100 microns in size across.


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.