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Lettuce Achenes; Frutos de Lechuga

Lactuca sativa


The lettuce that flowers (through the process known as "bolting") becomes bitter and unsaleable, so it is always collected before flowering. Lettuce inflorescences give rise to achenes fruits which are tipped by two rows of small white hairs. The pappus remains at the top of each fruit as a dispersal structure. Each fruit contains one seed.


Country house orchard


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: -1 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 3, 2015
Submitted on Oct 23, 2015

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