Ultraviolet Flowers

Centaurium littorale (Turner)Gilmour
Centaurium littorale: Visible light
Visible light
(L37C filter)
Centaurium littorale. UV light
UV light
(U-360 + CC20C, SB-140)
Nikon D1H, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, @800 ISO

Both images © Bjørn Rørslett/NN

Seaside Centaury has UV-reflecting petals and a flower centre in which both anthers and stigma strongly absorb UV.

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Last Update 16 July, 2005