This Tulip Cloaks Itself in Shimmery Iridescent Armor

Published: 15/09/2015
This Tulip Cloaks Itself in Shimmery Iridescent Armor
Source: FEEDS.GAWKER.COM

Queen of Night tulips are known for their ultra-deep purple hue, with a touch of shimmer to enhance the jewel tones, but they don’t get that striking color from the usual pigment molecules. According to a new paper in The Journal of Chemical Physics, what you’re seeing is actually a result of how the plant’s cellulose structure interacts with light. Read more...

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