Hairs on leaf
This photograph does not portray orange starfish on a rocky seabed, but rather tiny star-shaped hairs on a plant's leaf. The hairs, called trichomes, can help stop insects from feeding on the leaf and prevent some water loss.
October 25, 2005 10:21 AM PDT
Photo by: Novartis Visions of Science 2005/Dr. Stephanie Schuller
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