Another for Women’s History Month, some botanical illustrations from one of our favorite artist/naturalists - Mary Vaux Walcott.
Mary, also known as Mary Morris Vaux, was a remarkable woman who just happened to also marry the 4th Secretary of the Smithsonian. (one of the reasons she’s a favorite, plus - just look at those flowers!)
Images above from v. 2 and v.4 of North American wild flowers which has been digitized in its entirety and is available on the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
For even more beautiful plants, Smithsonian American Art Museum has many of her original watercolors in their collections