I'm jealous to hear that you've already received your December issue, November has only recently arrived here. Thanks for the heads up.
Your post got me wondering and I found these two SEM photos of iris pollen within a few minutes of searching. Just thought others might enjoy them.
--- In email@example.com, Bill Chaney <billchaney@...> wrote:
> The new December National Geographic arrived yesterday and there is an interesting article called "How plants mate." The article isn't that novel, but the colored SEM photos of pollen grains are worth a look.