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Vivian Bernau’s portfolio presents different modes of reproduction in plants. Did you know that horsetail spores can “walk” if they are wet????

MAY 27

Exploring Plant Reproductive Structures in Ohio: Wild and Cultivated

By Vivian Bernau

Flowers are a common focus of nature photography for obvious reasons—their vibrant colors and varied forms are both visually intriguing and pleasing.  Spring ephemerals and early garden blossoms are an especially welcome sight after a long monochromatic winter in the Midwest.

Fig. 1 Pink flowering crabapple.
Fig. 2. White flowering crabapple.

However, the diversity we see in plant reproductive structures extends beyond color variations (figures 1 & 2) to include sporulating structures, and varied arrangements for different modes of pollination.

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