Picture of the Day

Silverberry Trichome

October 5, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-10-05
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is a trichome of silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata) at 400x magnification. Like its relative, the Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), its whitish hue is due to trichomes, or scales, on its leaves. This plant is native to North America from Quebec to the Yukon and south to northern Colorado and eastern Utah.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos