Ultraviolet Flowers

Lythrum salicaria L.
Lythrum salicaria. Visible light
Visible light
(L37 filter)
Lythrum salicaria. UV light
UV light
Nikon F5 , UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, Fuji RTP @64 ISO, FF filter, SB-140
Both images
© Bjørn Rørslett/NN
This semi-aquatic species (Loosestrife), native to northern Europe and establishing itself as a weed elsewhere, has quite strongly UV-reflecting petals, but a two-zoned pattern isn't very distinguished.

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Last Update 1 October, 2002