Lily Embryo, Specimen 4

Lily is the common name for the family of Liliaceae and comprises more than 4000 species of flowering plants. Revered for thousands of years as a symbol of purity, many lilies are cultivated as highly prized ornamental plants including tulips, true lilies, daffodils, hyacinths, and amaryllis. Most members of the lily family are herb-like and are characterized by bulbs or enlarged underground storage organs that give rise to fleshy stems and erect narrow grass-like leaves -- many display beautiful showy flowers. Several species within this large family are cultivated as food crops and include such staple culinary ingredients as onions, shallots, garlic, chives, and leaks.

Another example utilizing the highest magnification objective (100x oil-immersion).

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