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Watts, May Theilgaard

Growth of Pond: Submerged Plant Stage


Identifier
3.19492
Format
airbrush, watercolor, and ink on cream board
Digitization Status
Digitized
Reproduction:
Original
Dimensions
71.3 cm W x 56 cm H (Item)
Extent
1 sheet
Type
Drawing
Date created
1940 – 1950
Description
Part of a series of illustrations about the stages of pond growth. This material includes an aerial view of a pond with two bays and a cross-section view of five types of submerged aquatic plants attached to pond bottom.

Header: SUBMERGED PLANT STAGE / PLANTS ATTACHED TO BOTTOM / only their flowers float on the surface

Drawings and text from top to bottom, left to right:
  • Pond: sheltered bays are first to show vegetation
  • CROSS-SECTION of MARGIN
    • Water milfoil--Myriophyllum spicatum
    • Water weed--Elodea canadensis
    • Eelgrass--Vallisneria spiralis
    • Pondweed--Potamogeton crispus
    • Hornwort--Ceratophyllum demersum
Related Collections
Artwork
Language
English