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By Jean Andrews

Jean Andrews is a real Renaissance lady: writer, lecturer, artist, naturalist and gourmand cook dinner. She has accrued fifty-two strikingly attractive American wildflowers which she has paired with a treatise giving the typical identify, the medical identify, kinfolk, starting place, diversity, description, bloom interval, pollinators, habitat necessities, propagation, comments & etymology, and references.

“My plant work are composites via time which current the generalized progress trend of the plant, not just with the buds, the mature flower in numerous aspects-front, part, back-on to the seed pods but additionally the roots. this can be a view of a plant very unlikely to seize with the camera.”

She provides a real wildflower florilegium—a amassing of plant life, a treatise on flowers—for our leisure. Illustrated and written with the cooperation of the nationwide Wildflower study heart and the dept of Botany on the college of Texas at Austin, the Florilegium additionally has observations by way of E. Arthur Bell, fast prior 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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Jack Neff, pollination expert, checked pollinators. When the forms were completed to the best of my amateur-botanist ability, taxonomist Professor Billie Lee Turner checked them. Turner over-extended himself to make certain all the information was not only taxonomically and scientifically correct but also as up-to-date as possible. No one could have had a scientific advisor more devoted to excellence. I could name others who helped me, including the entire faculty of the Department of Botany at The University of Texas at Austin, whose acceptance of me and my work has not only been reassuring but also very complimentary.

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. ex Regel 1859 Family SOLANACEAE Life History Annual shrubby herb. Origin North America. Range From Texas, west to California and northern Mexico. Description PLANT: Spreading, bushy, from 2'4' tall and 5'8' wide. FLOWER: Petals join to form funnel-like flower 2''4" in diameter. Flower color white, often with pink or lavender tinge.

Matuda, E. 1955 Las Commenlinaceas Mexicanas. An. Inst. Biol. Mex. 26:33334. Page 43 Page 44 Rain Lily Giant Prairie Lily Scientific Name Cooperia pedunculata Herbert 1936 Family AMARYLLIDACEAE Life History Perennial bulbous herb. Origin North America. Range East, Central and South Texas, and Mexico. Description PLANT: Small lily-like; grass-like leaves 6"12". Grows from large, tunicate bulb. FLOWER: Trumpet-shaped flowers 2"3" in diameter, with three white or rose-tinged sepals and petals. Bloom Period Intermittently from spring to fall.

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