My Flora is a lovely directory I made for my Pacific Northwest Native Plants in Restoration and Conservation class I took with Dr. Warren Gold (UWB BES 490). It was absolutely a labor of love!

It covers ten species, several drawings of each plant, as well as practical uses in restoration and conservation, totaling 50 pages, 33 drawings, and about 100 photographs.

I used to draw as a child, but most of my art efforts as an adult were done in three-dimensions: baking, cooking, quilting, sewing, and floral design. I was quite intimidated about the drawing aspect, but as the adage claims, practice makes perfect. Turns out 33 drawings isn't enough practice for perfection, but even through out one quarter, I could see my skills improve.

I've divided the presentation into two portions, so feel free to review it.

Forest Collection

Species include: Polypodium glycyrrhiza, Vaccinium parvifolium, Tsuga heterophylla, Arbutus menziesii, and Mahonia nervosa

 

Wetland Collection

Species include: Oenanthe sarmentosa, Spiraea douglasii, Physocarpus capitatus, Cornus sericea, and Populus tremuloides