砂漠の花 ワシントンポスト [植物]

This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower ‘superbloom’


A wildflower superbloom is underway in the desert Southwest in March after seven inches of winter rain. Anza-Borrego State Park in California hasn’t experienced a bloom so prolific since at least 1999 according to park officials.
“This is shaping up to be a great wildflower year!” the park wrote on its Facebook page late last week. “…desert lilies are spectacular, and other annuals are coming along nicely! Make plans now to visit near the middle of the month.”

superbloom と 書いてるのだから、相当ですね。

ミツバチの恩恵 Pollination and food production  [植物]

BBCで、こんなのを見つけまして。ところで、これは、受精卵みたいだけど、そのあとに、cell がついてる。
     Pollination and food production
Pollination is the vital process in flowering plant reproduction involving the transfer of pollen grains from the anther (or male part) to the stigma (or female part) of the same, or another plant of the same species. The fertilised egg cells grow into seeds which are then spread in the many fruits and vegetables that we all love to eat.