Daylilies belong to Genus Hemerocallis. They are short-lived summer flowers but they are blooming all sommer long. The full bloom flowers only last a few days but one flower bloom after another. They are absolutely gorgeous around the border of my garden during summer times. I picked a flower and dissected it to looked what’s inside with my newly acquired Ample Scientific SM Plus stereo microscope.
I first peel the flower Petals off. The texture of the surface looks like strings of water balloon woven together to form the fabric of yellow beads.
Once the petals are off, it is easier to place the Carpel and Stamen on the stage. The ovary also become visible.
I gently tap the anther on the top of a slide (pre-smeared with vaseline so the pollens would not roll around.) then looked at them with a compound microscope.
I cut open the ovary. The eggs are apparently fertilized. Some unmatured seeds are clearly visible.
The mysterious insect that found on the daylily flower.
The daylily flower pictures are taken with Tucsen CMOS 3.0 MP microscope camera.