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Watts, May Theilgaard

From a Summer Meadow


Identifier
3.24613
Format
India ink on 4-ply cream rag board
Digitization Status
Digitized
Reproduction:
Original
Dimensions
36 cm W x 54.4 cm H (Item)
29.2 cm W x 45.7 cm H (Platemark or image size)
Extent
1 sheet
Type
Drawing
Date created
1945
Description
Illustrations of various meadow leaves, seeds, and flowers with descriptive text next to each image, created to accompany "Let's Look At A Meadow" article featured in Morton Arboretum Bulletin of Popular Information.

Header: From A Summer Meadow

Illustrations are divided into three sections, from top to bottom:

Section 1 - LEAVES with protection (depicted from left to right)
  • from a too thristy sun
    • Queen Anne's lace - reduced surface
    • Prickly lettuce - compass habit
    • Milkweed - milky juice
    • Mullein (overlapped in next section) - felty covering
  • from hungry cattle
    • Mullein (overlapped in previous section) - felty covering
    • Yarrow - bitter taste
    • Thistle - spines
Section 2 -  SEEDS equipped for travel (depicted from left to right)
  • by air
    • Milkweed
    • Fleabane
    • Goatsbeard
    • Thistle
    • Dandelion
  • by fur
    • Barbs of grasses (enlarged)
    • Spanish needle
    • Cocklebur
    • Burdock
Section 3 - Flowers with cooperative communities (depicted from left to right)
  • Aster
  • Fleabane
  • Brown-eyed susan
  • Chicory
  • Sneezeweed
Appeared In
Morton Arboretum Bulletin Of Popular Information, Vol. 20, no. 8, p. 35.
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Language
English