|Fragaria vesca L. x viridis Duch.|
(Hoya U-360, SB-140)
UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, @800 ISO
Both images © Bjørn Rørslett/NN
|It is uncommon
for white-flowered species to feature a typical two-zoned
UV pattern, but species of Fragaria do exhibit a
remnant of the familiar bull's eye pattern. The UV marks
often are correlated with the petal veins. The petals
don't stand out clearly under UV light because they
reflect only moderately in UV. More UV-reflective areas
are the bracts and the anthers.
This hybrid is not uncommon with the parents in my region, and interestingly, even the UV pattern is intermediate to its parents.
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Last Update 20 August, 2004