Fluorescence: A New Trait for Flowers

Katsutomo Sasaki

Flowers are used on various occasions as gifts, and their presence in living spaces creates pleasurable and memorable experience. Ornamental flowers have various attractive traits such as petal color, color pattern, flower shape, petal shape, and fragrance. To add fluorescence to the list of attractive traits, we developed a flower exhibiting strong fluorescence. Fluorescence emitted from the flower can be observed at a glance without using any high-sensitivity imaging equipment.