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Nepeta x faassenii [Catmint]



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#1 Andrea B.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:19

Blum, A.G. (2013) Nepeta x faassenii Bergmans (Lamiaceae) Catmint. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet and visible light. http://www.ultraviol...ssenii-catmint/

Middletown, New Jersey, USA
24 June 2013
Cultivar in home garden

Synonyms:
  • Faassen's Catnip
  • Garden Catmint
Comment:
Cats do love this herb. I've found mine rumpled a couple of times from a visiting feline. The flower's spotted throat and spotted lower lip is more obvious in Visible light than in Ultraviolet.

Reference:
1. Missouri Botanical Garden (2013) Nepeta x fassennii http://www.missourib...kempercode=e330

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

Visible Light [f/4.5 for 1/200" @ ISO 400 with onboard Flash and Baader UVIR-Block Filter]
Attached Image: nepetaCatariaVisFlash_062013wf_12690origPN2.jpg

Ultraviolet Light [f/8 for 1/2" @ ISO 400 with SB-14 UV-modified Flash and Baader UV-Pass Filter]
Attached Image: nepetaCatariaUVBaadSB14_062013wf_12698origPN2.jpg

Ultraviolet Light [f/11 for 1/100" @ ISO 400 with SB-14 UV-modified Flash and Baader UV-Pass Filter]
Attached Image: nepetaCatariaUVBaadSB14_062013wf_12755origPN2.jpg
Andrea G. Blum
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