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Watts, May Theilgaard

The First Flowers of Spring


Identifier
3.24625
Format
Pen and India ink on 4-ply cream illustration board
Digitization Status
Digitized
Reproduction:
Original
Dimensions
34.8 cm W x 52.5 cm H (Item)
29.5 cm W x 45.5 cm H (Platemark or image size)
Extent
1 sheet
Type
Drawing
Date created
1945
Description
Illustrations of Hazel and Skunk Cabbage with identifying text, created to accompany "The First Flowers Of Spring" article featured in Morton Arboretum Bulletin of Popular Information. Illustrations depict flower parts, including bracts, style, ovary, staminate catkins, spadix, spathe, stigma, and hooded sepal, with smaller illustrations of other members of the arum family.

Header: The First Flowers of Spring

Plants depicted from top to bottom:
  • Hazel -- Corylus americana
  • Skunk Cabbage  -- Symplocarpus foetidus
  • Other members of the Arum Family (from left to right) -- 
    • Calla lily
    • Jack-in-the Pulpit
    • Green dragon
    • Sweet flag
    • Water arum
Appeared In
Morton Arboretum Bulletin Of Popular Information, Vol. 20, no. 2, p. 7.
Related Collections
Artwork
Language
English