These Microscopic Flowers Beautifully Petite

By: Jessica Marren - Published: • References: news.discovery
These microscopic flowers are just as beautiful as real flowers that grown in gardens and in fields, but they are smaller than a speck of dust. This project was created by Wim Noorduin, who is a postdoctoral student at Harvard. These tiny blooms are a fraction of the size of the living plants we are accustom to.

Colorful, detailed microscopic flowers are so tiny you wouldn't be able to see them even if they were right in front of you. Only by using a microscope can you visualize Wim Noordium's creation. Wim designed a way to create nano-scaled sculptures of roses, violets and tulips. To give you an idea of how small scale these flowers really are, Discovery news said, "They’re so small that the researchers were able to carpet the steps of the Lincoln Memorial -- the one embossed on the back of a penny -- with thousands of flowers."