Ultraviolet Flowers

Eschscholzia californica Cham.
Eschholzia californica: Visible light
Visible light
(L37C filter)
Eschholzia californica. UV light
UV light
(U-360 + BG-38, SB-140)
Nikon D70, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, @800 ISO

Both images © Bjørn Rørslett/NN

California Poppy displays a very prominent and nice UV pattern on its light yellow petals. The UV marks are much larger than the visual ones, though.

The scientific name of this plant is often misspelt Eschholzia, even the author A. von Chamisso did this!

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Last Update 3 August, 2005