|Verbascum phlomoides L.|
(Hoya U-360, SB-140)
images: Nikon D1H @800 ISO, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5
© Bjørn Rørslett/NN
has quite strong visual clues for the visiting
pollinating insects. The hairy anthers are discerned by
their violet colour and also absorb UV strongly, whilst
the corrolla reflects UV.
It is readily apparent from the UV image that withering flowers no longer reflect UV, but buds not yet in blossom do.
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Last Update 6 February, 2005