Willow Pollen

Biology / Botany

These unusual earrings are inspired by the intricate shape of willow tree pollen. The hard outer coat of a pollen grain makes it robust enough to survive transport by wind, water and insects, but when it lands on the pistil of a flower, it willingly gives up its genetic material to fertilize the flower ovules. Unfortunately, pollen grains are also highly allergenic to many humans, as springtime hay fever sufferers well know.

Available in my Shapeways shop and my Etsy shop. Click on thumbnails below for links.

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