Dave Kennard

Dave Kennard

Posted on 08/24/2013


Photo taken on August 24, 2013


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Water Mint
Mentha aquatica
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Magnoliophyta
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Mentha hirsuta


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Mentha aquatica (Water mint) flower Vis UV IR comparison

Mentha aquatica (Water mint) flower Vis UV IR comparison
Mentha aquatica (Water mint) photographed in visible light (left), ultraviolet light (centre), and infrared (right).

In visible light the plant has pale pink flowers with darkish green leaves.

In ultraviolet light the flowers appear much darker.

In infrared light the leaves appear much brighter, exhibiting roughly the same level of reflectance as the flowers.

This photo is freely available for you to use under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike licence. If using this image, please credit Dave Kennard / www.davidkennardphotography.com.

You can see more images like this on my Vis UV IR flower photos blog.

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