American Wildflower Florilegium

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Jean Andrews is a true Renaissance Woman: author, lecturer, artist, naturalist and gourmet cook. She has gathered fifty-two strikingly beautiful American wildflowers which she has paired with a treatise giving the common name, the scientific name, family, origin, range, description, bloom period, pollinators, habitat requirements, propagation, remarks & etymology, and references.

“My plant paintings are composites through time which present the generalized growth pattern of the plant, not only with the buds, ...

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Overview

Jean Andrews is a true Renaissance Woman: author, lecturer, artist, naturalist and gourmet cook. She has gathered fifty-two strikingly beautiful American wildflowers which she has paired with a treatise giving the common name, the scientific name, family, origin, range, description, bloom period, pollinators, habitat requirements, propagation, remarks & etymology, and references.

“My plant paintings are composites through time which present the generalized growth pattern of the plant, not only with the buds, the mature flower in various aspects-front, side, back-on to the seed pods but also the roots. This is a view of a plant impossible to capture with the camera.”

She presents a true wildflower florilegium—a gathering of flowers, a treatise on flowers—for our enjoyment. Illustrated and written with the cooperation of the National Wildflower Research Center and the Department of Botany at the University of Texas at Austin, the Florilegium also has observations by E. Arthur Bell, immediate past Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, England and Ghillean T. Prance, current Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

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With the cooperation of the Dept. of Botany at the U. of Texas and the National Wildflower Research Ctr., Andrews does for wildflowers what she did for peppers in her Peppers: the Domesticated Capsicums-- namely combine her striking botanical art with an informative text to create a volume of both artistic and scientific value. She pairs 52 lovely American wildflowers with a treatise giving the common name, scientific name, family origin, range, description, bloom period, pollinators, habitat requirements, propagation, remarks and etymology, and references. 9.25x12". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780929398433
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 9.42 (w) x 12.06 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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