A British Instructional Film - 'Secrets of Nature'
'Some Flowering Plants' (Dicotyledons)
Good close-up of woman walking through field. Shots of various flowering plants, including close-ups of Bindweed, Thistles (with butterfly in shot) Close-ups of honeybee on flower. 'Germination (bean, pea)' 'Plumule bent' Various shots of bean through growth period emphasising the bend of its root. Plumule breaking through surface of soil (in time lapse). CU. of pea germinating.
Roots (pea, bean) - 'One primary with laterals' Shot of of pea growing, primary root and plumule. Lateral roots growing (all in time lapse) Leaves (pea, bean) - Various shot of leaves growing in time lapsed photography. Flowers (Bean, Salvia, Snapdragon, Lupin, Pea) - parts often in five's. Growth of bean flower. Salvia with wasps on them. Snapdragon where bee is opening the mouth of the flower in order to receive pollen from its antler. Lupin, various shots in lapsed time. Open flower of a pea, removal of wing to reveal the keel. Various shots of open flower emphasising the pollination process. Various shots of garden and fields. 'Most of the flowers in our gardens and fields, belong to this interesting group, The Dicotyledons' . Ends.