Ultraviolet Flowers

Potentilla intermedia L.
Potentilla intermedia. Visible light
Visible light
(L37C filter)
Potentilla intermedia. Ultraviolet light
UV light
(FF + CC20C, SB-140)
Nikon D1H, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, @800 ISO

Both images © Bjørn Rørslett/NN

A cinquefoil species with quite small yellow flowers, but nevertheless featuring an extremely prominent UV floral pattern. The tips of bracts and the floral receptable fluoresce in UV, too.

Sure it must be nice to be a bee and seeing all this beauty.

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Last Update 1 October, 2002