May 25, 2020

Catnip Stem Cross Section

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-05-25

Here is a cross section of a catnip (Nepeta cataria) stem at 100x magnification. Near the center of the stem, vascular tissue is visible. Note the square shape of the stem, a common characteristic of the mint family.

Equipment used: AmScope M150C microscope with Raspberry Pi camera module V2 (8MP).

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