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Apocynum androsaemifolium [Spreading Dogbane]

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#1 msubees

    Zach Huang

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 21:01

Huang, Z.Y. (2014) Apocynum androsaemifolium L. (Apocynaceae) Spreading Dogbane. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet and visible light. Link

Okemos, Michigan, USA
19 July, 2014
Wild flower grown in a swamp.

  • Apocynum ambigens
  • Apocynum pumilum
  • Apocynum scopulorum
Other Common Name:
  • Fly-trap dogbane
While jogging after dinner near my neighborhood, I saw many honey bees (Apis mellifera) still foraging on this plant around 8 pm, so I took a small sample home to do UV photographing. Flowers are very fragrant. The red/pinkish stripes are more UV absorptive under UV. Tip of petals are bluish under UV but the lower part of the fused petals are UV bright (nearly white) with stripes.

1. Wikipedia (21 July 2014) Apocynum androsaemifolium. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Equipment [Panasonic DMC G5-broadband + DO Industries 50mm f/4.5]

Visible Light [f/11 for 6" @ISO160, S8612 (1.75 mm thick),indoor incandescent light, corrected for white balance]
Attached Image: P1110504-dogbane-VIS-s.jpg

Ultraviolet Light [f/11 for 1.3" @ISO160, S8612 (1.75 mm thick) + UG11 (1 mm thick), light provided by a modified Canon Speedlite 199A at full power, fired by hand. In-camera white balance by "Virgin Teflon"]
Attached Image: P1110506-dogbane-UV-s.jpg

Edited by msubees, 22 July 2014 - 14:14.