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Cymbalaria muralis [Ivy-leaved Toadflax]


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#1 Andrea B.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 23:48

Blum, A.G. (2013) Cymbalaria muralis G.Gaertner, B.Meyer & Scherb. (Scrophulariaceae) Ivy-leaved Toadflax. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet and visible light. http://www.ultraviol...kenilworth-ivy/

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, New Jersey, USA
08 April 2013
Wildflower in botanical garden

Synonyms:
  • Kenilworth Ivy
  • Linaria cymbalaria L.
Comment: This non-native plant can often be seen growing on stone walls where it clings but really does not climb like true ivy. I've seen C. muralis growing charmingly on stone bridges in Venice. The flower shows a lovely two-tone UV appearance with a velvety UV-black on the lower portion of the corolla. The leaves are UV-dark and somewhat iridescent.

Reference:
1. New England Wild Flower Society (2013) Cymbalaria muralis. Kenilworth Ivy. http://gobotany.newe...alaria/muralis/

Equipment [Nikon D600-broadband + Nikon 105mm f/4.5 UV-Nikkor]

Visible Light [f/8 for 1/15" @ ISO 100 with onboard Flash and Baader UVIR-Block Filter]
Attached Image: cymbalariaMuralisVisFlash_040813deepCutParkMtownNJ_6198proofPnCrop.jpg

Ultraviolet Light [f/8 for 2" @ ISO 400 with SB-14 UV-modified Flash and Baader UV-Pass Filter]
Attached Image: cymbalariaMuralisUVBaadSB14_040813deepCutParkMtownNJ_6210proofPnCrop.jpg
Andrea G. Blum
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