|Lychnis viscaria L.|
(Hoya U-360, SB-140)
images: Nikon D1H @800 ISO, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5
© Bjørn Rørslett/NN
has no visual indication of a bull's-eye pattern.
However, a flower centre with low UV reflectance (stamens
and stigmas) together with high UV reflectance of the
petals create a prominent two-zoned pollinator guide
The flowers reflect very strongly in near IR as well, as commonly observed with purplish- or bluish-flowering species.
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Last Update 3 August, 2004