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By Jean Andrews

Jean Andrews is a real Renaissance girl: writer, lecturer, artist, naturalist and gourmand cook dinner. She has amassed fifty-two strikingly appealing American wildflowers which she has paired with a treatise giving the typical identify, the clinical identify, relations, starting place, diversity, description, bloom interval, pollinators, habitat standards, propagation, feedback & etymology, and references.

“My plant work are composites via time which current the generalized development development of the plant, not just with the buds, the mature flower in quite a few aspects-front, facet, back-on to the seed pods but in addition the roots. this can be a view of a plant most unlikely to trap with the camera.”

She offers a real wildflower florilegium—a collecting of plant life, a treatise on flowers—for our leisure. Illustrated and written with the cooperation of the nationwide Wildflower learn heart and the dept of Botany on the collage of Texas at Austin, the Florilegium additionally has observations by way of E. Arthur Bell, quick earlier Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, England and Ghillean T. Prance, present Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

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During the painting the plant is growing in a pot or is in water in a small narrow container or floral tubes. The color work is done in daylight. Light is one of the reasons I do not color all the foliagethat way I can work with artificial light at Page 16 night and not make mistakes with the color. Greens are so variable. No matter the precautions, it is extremely difficult to keep the background perfectly clean. Some of the paintings were seven years old when the book went to press. Everything changes with age.

Lindheimeriana 1:47. Holmgren, N. H. 1970 Castilleja. In Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas, edited by D. S. Correll and M. C. Johnston, 143942. Page 31 Page 32 Basket Flower Star Thistle Scientific Name Centaurea americana Nuttall 1821 Family ASTERACEAE (= COMPOSITAE) Life History Annual herb. Origin North America. Range From Missouri to Arizona, south to Louisiana, Texas and Mexico. Description PLANT: Thick, sparsely-branched stems, 2'5' tall. Leaves are sessile (attached directly to stem without a petiole).

Tinctoria means that it is used for dyeing. It is said that early settlers used coreopsis seed in their mattresses to repel ticks. This bright, easily cultivated plant is a hardy addition to the flower garden. Species in America About 100 species widely distributed in warm and temperate regions. References Nuttall, T. 1821 J. Acad. Sci. 2:114. Smith, E. B. 1976 A biosytematic survey of Coreopsis in eastern United States and Canada. Sida 6:123215. Page 47 Page 48 Thorn Apple Scientific Name Datura wrightii Hort.

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