Dave Kennard

Dave Kennard

Posted on 06/13/2013


Photo taken on June 13, 2013


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Buttercups
Eukaryota
Angiosperms
Flowering Plants
Biota
Dicotyledons
UV Photography
IR Photography
Nectar guide
Aquilegia caerulea 'Crimson Star'
Aquilegia caerulea
Ranunculaceae
Infrared
Vitae
Plants
Ultraviolet
Plantae
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliopsida
Ranunculales
Columbine
Aquilegia
Colorado Blue Columbine


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Aquilegia caerulea 'Crimson Star' [Vis UV IR]

Aquilegia caerulea 'Crimson Star' [Vis UV IR]
Photos comparing the appearance of a Aquilegia caerulea 'Crimson Star' flower in visible light (top), ultraviolet light (middle), and infrared light (bottom).

The Crimson Star cultivar is a star shaped flower with deep red spurs, white corollas, and a tuft of yellow stamens in the very centre.

Under Ultraviolet light the stamens appear darker, and the corolla around the stamens also appears much darker.

In infrared light the distinction between the darker coloured spurs and the brighter corolla is lost, with the whole flower appearing monotone.

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