Ultraviolet Flowers

Bunias orientalis L.
Bunias orientalis. Visible light
Visible light
(L37C filter)
Bunias orientalis. UV light
UV light
(FF + CC20C, SB-140)
Nikon D1H, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, @800 ISO

Both images © Bjørn Rørslett/NN

This successfully invasive species, flowering in late spring, attracts a lot of pollinators. However, as far as UV advertising is concerned, it has little to show for itself. There is some UV reflectance from the petals, though, but no discernable two-zoned pattern is present.

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Last Update 19 May, 2003