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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Autumn Lady's Tresses, Spiranthes spiralis with Succisa pratensis (page 65 from Ireland's Wild Orchids by Susan Sex and Brendan Sayers)

There are some Irish botanical illustrators I like to mention: Wendy F. Walsh, the illustrator of the Irish Florilegium, and Susan Sex, illustrator of the privately published (only 700 copies) Ireland’s Wild Orchids. Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower painters by Patricia Butler is one of the few books which surveys the botanical art from the Irish point of view.

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