Flower color and pigment composition in Phlox

An analysis of the color and anthocyanidin composition of Phlox flowers was undertaken to understand the relationship between the color perceived and the underlying pigment composition.  This project was part of Mr. Andres Bhorques Restrepo Masters thesis.  Flowers were scanned and the color pattern analyzed with Tomato Analyzer software.  Anthocyanidin pigments were then extracted and correlated with particular colors.