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Watts, May Theilgaard

Spring Wild Flowers of the Forest Floor: A Glossary of Terms Used in this Key


Identifier
3.24614
Format
India ink on 4-ply cream board
Digitization Status
Digitized
Reproduction:
Original
Dimensions
13 11/16 in W x 21 13/16 in H (Item)
11 9/16 in W x 13 15/16 in H (Platemark or image size)
Extent
1 sheet
Type
Drawing
Date created
1944
Description
Glossary of terms used for describing flowers, created to accompany "Spring Wild Flowers Of The Forest Floor At The Morton Arboretum" article featured in Morton Arboretum Bulletin of Popular Information. Includes illustrations of labeled flower parts from side and above in center of image, surrounded by identification images and labels of flowers, and an illustrated glossary of terms describing leaves across the bottom. 

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

Section 1: Terms Used In Describing Flowers (illustrations from top to bottom, left to right)
  • calyx
  • corolla
  • irregular
  • panicle
  • petal
  • pistil
  • polypetalous
  • raceme
  • regular
  • sepal
  • stamen
  • style
  • sympetalous
  • umbel
Section 2: Terms Used In Describing Leaves (illustrations from top to bottom, left to right)
  • alternate
  • basat 
  • compound
  • entire margin
  • lobed
  • net-veined
  • opposite
  • parallel-veined
  • simple
  • toothed
  • whorled
Some terms and text originally adhered to board have detached and are housed with art.  
Appeared In
Morton Arboretum Bulletin Of Popular Information, Vol. 19, nos. 4 and 5, p. 13. 
Subject - keywords and LC headings
Drawings -- United States -- 20th century
Flowers--Anatomy
Forest plants
Leaves--Anatomy
Pen works -- United States -- 20th century
Wild flowers