INNER COLOUR - INFO

flower

white
flower

cream
flower

yellow
flower

orange
flower

red
flower

pink
flower

azure
flower

lilac

flower

mauve
flower

purple
flower

blue
flower

indigo
flower

beetroot
flower

green
flower

brown
flower

black

flower

bicolour
flower

multicolour

The Inner, when present refers to the minor colour(s) of the flowers, such as coloured spots, splodges, stripes or markings on the petals, or to the colour of the stamens, anthers, pollen, or other minor mits of the flower.

When absent, it is imperative to note, then that means the flower is the same colour throughout, all parts are the same colour - and the Author has therefore not bothered to enter a minor/inner colour (because there isn't one).

So, it is therefore folly to search for flower and inner with the same colour, such as flower?yellow and inner?yellow, since that data doesn't exist in the database. Search instead for flower?yellow, and leave the inner out of the search altogether if the two are identical.

THE CHEMICAL BASIS OF COLOUR IN FLOWERS

The colours in plants, apart from the green of chlorophyll, is governed by the following classes of compounds:

The Flavenoids: anthocyanins, anthocyanidins, anthoxanthins, proanthocyanidins and tannins.

The Betalains: betacyanins, betaxanthins.

The Carotenoids: xanthophylls, carotenes and retinoids.

quinones and xanthones.

and many high-molecular weight biological molecules such as allophycocyanin, phycocyanin, phycoerythrin and phycoerythrocyanins.

Specific Anthocyanidins include: aurantinidin, cyanidin, delphinidin, europinidin, luteolinidin, pelargonidin, malvidin, peonidin, petunidin and rosinidin.

  WHITE
Daisy

Red Valerian
  CREAM
Meadowsweet
  YELLOW
Tansy
  ORANGE /
Fox And Cubs
  RED
Red Valerian
  PINK
Red Valerian
  AZURE
Chicory
  LILAC
Water Mint
  MAUVE
Autumn Crocus
  PURPLE
Bloody Cranesbill
  BLUE
Meadow Cranesbill
  INDIGO
Monkshood
  BEETROOT
Munich Cranesbill
  GREEN
Moschatel
Green is simply chlorophyll colouring of the petals in a certain few plants
  BROWN
Bea Orchid
Brown is one of the colours displayed on the inner 'bee' of Bee Orchid
  BLACK
Broad Bean
There are two black-flowered plants in the wild flowers of the British Isles. Black is one of the colours displayed by Broad Bean and Sand Lucerne.
  BI-COLOURED
Cow Wheat
Bi-coloured refers to the colour of the petals ONLY and on one flower only not to any other part(s) of the flower. The two colours are usually mauvish to purplish, but could be any other two colour combinations.
  MULTI-COL
Wild Pansy
Multi-coloured refers to the colour of the petals ONLY and on one flower only and not to any other parts of the flower. The three (or more) colours could be any other three colours rather than the ones shown here.



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