Credits:
Header and Top Right:
Lucretia Hamilton
Datura meteloides

Middle Right:
© Kim Ratelle-Collins
and Katherine Salwei
Dalea frutescens

Bottom Right:
Mary Emily Eaton
Carnegiea gigantea
Image courtesy Cactuspro.
http://www.cactuspro.com/biblio/

All artwork is copyrighted
by the artists.

Botanical Art

The Florilegium Program was designed to create, collect, exhibit, and preserve botanical images for research, education, documentation, and aesthetic appreciation.


Datura wrightii pen and ink drawing

Illustrations Preservation Project
at the University of Arizona Herbarium

Illustrations from the University of Arizona's Herbarium Collection can be seen here, along with photos of project volunteers and an account of the project's progress over the past three years. Additional illustrations from the collection can be found in the Historial Collection section.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

ACCESSIONING THE ILLUSTRATIONS

PROJECT FUNDRAISING

VOLUNTEERS AT WORK - PHOTO GALLERY

GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATIONS


Dalea frutescens pen and ink drawing

Illustrations for Legumes of Arizona, An Illustrated Flora and Reference

The forthcoming publication of Legumes of Arizona will include many illustrations by contemporary botanical artists of Arizona. Read more about the project and view many of the completed illustrations in the Gallery.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

EXHIBIT PHOTO GALLERY

GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATIONS

CREATING A BOTANICAL PLATE


Dalea frutescens pen and ink drawing

Historical Collection

Many of the Sonoran Desert's unique plants have been portrayed by talented artists. View many of these works and read about the artists and their art.

BOUNDARY AND RAILROAD SURVEYS 1848 - 1855

THE CACTACEAE  1919 - 1923

MORE RECENT ILLUSTRATORS AND ARTISTS


Index of Artworks

Artworks of Sonoran Desert plants on this site are indexed by botanical name and by artist.

Please note that plant names for older works have been transcribed from the original drawing or publication. Currently accepted nomenclature is shown alongside the historic botanical name on the linked image page.

INDEX OF BOTANICAL NAMES

INDEX OF ARTISTS