Heather Angel / Stigmas in female flowers of single Wax begonia (Begonia semperflorens group) mimic pollen laden stamens produced by male flowers but offer no reward to pollinators, which land on them and pollinate t...
Nigel Cattlin / Cape pondweed (Aponogeton distachyos) on garden pond, Fly on petal. Berkshire, England, UK. May.
Nigel Cattlin / Tulip (Tulipa sp) flower cross section with mature anthers and style, close up. Berkshire, England, UK. April.
Nigel Cattlin / Tulip (Tulipa sp) flower cross section with immature anthers and style, close up. Berkshire, England, UK. April.
Nigel Cattlin / Tulip (Tulipa sp) flower with red petals, cross section showing mature anthers and style. Berkshire, England, UK. April.
Heather Angel / Trailing fuschsia (Fuchsia procumbens) cultivated in alpine house, Surrey, England, UK. Native to New Zealand.
Heather Angel / Bumblebee (Bombus sp) nectaring on Indian bean tree (Catalapa bignoniodes) flower. Pollen on bee's back transferring to stigma. In garden, Surrey, England, UK. July.
Heather Angel / Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) in flight with pollen on feet, foraging on Sargents lily (Lilium sargentiae). Deposited pollen visible on stigma. Cultivated in garden, Surrey, England, UK. J...
Heather Angel / Spider flower (Cleome hassleriana) from above, flowers fading with age. Native to South America.
Heather Angel / Cat's whiskers / Black bat flower (Tacca chantrieri). Pollinated by flies. Cultivated in glasshouse, Surrey, England, UK. Native to Southeast Asia.
Heather Angel / Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) flower, backlit with stamens and style visible through corolla. Dark spots on lower lip attract bumblebee pollinators. Pollinated by bumblebees with long proboscis. Contr...
Heather Angel / St Helena ebony / Dwarf ebony (Trochetiopsis ebenus) with secondary pollen presentation on petal rims. In cultivation, Kew Gardens, London, England, UK. Endemic to St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean.
Heather Angel / Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) stamens fluroescing in UV light. Ring of nectaries are dark red with blue UV reflective hairs.
Heather Angel / Dead head hoverfly (Myathropa florea) and Leaf cutter bee (Megachile centuncularis) female feeding on Californian tree poppy (Romneya coulteri) pollen. Bee transferring pollen from abdomen to stigma....
Heather Angel / New Zealand tree fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) with blue pollen and yellow tipped stigma. Focus stacked.
Heather Angel / Arabian star flower (Ornithogalum arabicum) in UV light with exposed nectar fluorescing yellow. Native to Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Series 1/2.
Heather Angel / Arabian star flower (Ornithogalum arabicum) in visible light. Nectar visible in lower flower. Native to Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Series 2/2.
Heather Angel / Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) with stamens and stigma, nectar globules at base of carpels. Surrey, England, UK. Focus stacked.
Heather Angel / Crown imperial lily (Fritillaria imperialis), six nectaries at base of stamens and stigma. In cultivation, Native to southeast Turkey and western Himalayas.
Heather Angel / Goat willow (Salix caprea) female catkin in UV light, fine hairs and nectar fluroescing. Surrey, England, UK. Focus stacked.
Heather Angel / Geraldton wax flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum), nectar fluorescing in UV light. Western Australia. Controlled conditions, focus stacked. Series 1/2.
Heather Angel / Geraldton wax flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum) in visible light. Western Australia. Controlled conditions, focus stacked. Series 1/2.
Heather Angel / Christmas rose (Helleborus niger) flower, pollen on dehisced anthers and on petals fluorescing in UV light. Nectar ring appearing red. Focus stacked.