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Re: HYB: Black irises (Anthrocyanin sidetracked)

  • Subject: Re: HYB: Black irises (Anthrocyanin sidetracked)
  • From: Betty Ann Gunther <bettyg@cybermesa.com>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 16:35:10 -0600

Both are stunning! Betty

Francelle wrote:
> These pictures represent two different types of black irises. In
> daylight, it is impossible for the camera to record these irises as
> black as they look to the eye. Rather it reveals the dominant color,
> which in 31-52 B is purple and in 63-75 A is red. Chuck Chapman wrote
> about clusters of globules of Anthrocyanin intensifying the color of
> black irises. I am wondering if the same mechanism is at work in
> intensifying the color of red irises?
> Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
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