The pictures featured here were taken by a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) as part of a creation of a pollen library composed of entomophilous, flowering plants collected throughout the summer of 2012 at three prairie sites in the Laramie Basin near Laramie Wyoming. See attached document for full details on the project. Below is a list of links to pages for each of the plants collected. Each plant featured here has an associated voucher specimen housed in the Dr. Michael Dillon Laboratory at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. The species included here represent a subset of plants collected for the pollen library. Species chosen for the website have at least three, in-focus photos sharing a common dominant pollen grain. Letter and number combinations below each of the photos indicate the site and associated vouchers for each species. Dates below each image indicate the date the plant species was collected.
This research was funded by the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium.