Ultraviolet Flowers

Jasione montana L.
J.asione montana Visible light
Visible light
Jasione montana. UV light
UV light
(Hoya U-360, SB-140)
Both images: Nikon D1H @800 ISO, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5

© Bjørn Rørslett/NN

Sheep's-bit has no traditional visual indication of a bull's-eye pattern. UV reflectance of petals is very high, but the marked centre area is confined to the stigma and pistils.

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Last Update 6 February, 2005