Sunday, October 2, 2011

Macro Sunday: Arugula seeds

We let some our arugula go to seed in the garden. Arugula is a great little re-seeder and a second crop of our peppery and tender arugula is already blooming. Here are some macro photos I took of the tiny seeds, pods and flowers. The pod above is about one inch long. Each pod has two seed cases separated by a translucent membrane. In the above photo, one seed case is opened and emptied, revealing the seeds in the unopened case. Below, the unopened pod. Bottom: Seeds in the opened pod.

Seeds on their stalks in the tiny pod.

Seeds and the delicate arugula flower.