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Watts, May Theilgaard

Three Seasons of Bloom in the Prairie


Identifier
3.24642
Format
Pen and India ink with black crayon on cream 4-ply coquille board. 
Digitization Status
Digitized
Reproduction:
Original
Dimensions
28.6 cm W x 22.2 cm H (Item)
Extent
1 sheet
Type
Drawing
Date created
20th century
Description
Illustration of 23 prairie plants shown in a chart formation categorized by Fall, Summer, and Spring from top to bottom, and from high prairie to low prairie from left to right. Identifying text appears beneath each illustration, some of which is on strip of board attached to the bottom with tape.

Header: THREE SEASONS of BLOOM in the PRAIRIE

Text, top right: the individual plants represent colonies of varying sizes

Plants as depicted from top to bottom, left to right:
  • Fall
    • big bluestem
    • blazing star
    • Indian grass
    • wild rye
    • switch grass
    • saw-toothed sunflower
    • prairie dock
    • cord grass
  • Summer
    • lead plant
    • New Jersey tea
    • flowering spurge
    • stiff goldenrod
    • black-eyed Susan
    • Culver's root
    • tall meadow rue
    • Sullivant's milkweed
  • Spring:
    • bird's-foot violet
    • blue-eyed grass
    • puccoon
    • downy phlox
    • wild strawberry
    • Canada anemone
    • yellow star grass
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Language
English