This is a painting of a group of several wildflowers that are native to the southeastern United States. The species that are in the painting are the pawpaw tree, Asimina triloba, the Tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, the Cucumber tree, Magnolia acuminata, the Strawberry Shrub, Calycanthus floridus, trhe Dutchman's Pipe, Aristolochia macrophylla and the Purple Anise, Illicium floridanum.
This is a print of a painting of the The Three Bird Orchid, Triphora trianthophora. It is a rare orchid that occurs in woodlands in the eastern United States. The original illustration is an acrylic painting on acid-free Strathmore Bristol Board paper.
This is a print of a painting of the Leafless Vanilla Orchid, Vanilla barbellata. It is a rare orchid is native to Florida and the West Indies. In Florida it occurs in the Florida Keys and the Everglades.
This is a print of a painting of Ashe's Magnolia, Magnolia ashei. Ashe's Magnolia is a rare tree that only grows in the wild in northern Florida. It is related to the Bigleaf Magnolia, Magnolia macrophylla.
The Pink Lady's Slipper Orchid, Cypripedium acaule, is one of the best known of all the hardy orchids. Its large (2-3") pink, mocassin shaped flowers resembling a swollen egg. The pouches are pink with raspberry colored veins, and an opening through which pollinating insects travel.
The legendary Royal Palm is one of the most spectacular products of the vegetable kingdom. It is a stunningly beautiful, regal and majestic tree with an appearance that is so unusual and different from most trees that it looks like it is almost artificial.
It is native to coastal plains and woods from Virginia to southern Florida and Texas. This is a majestic tree whose massive spreading limbs and branches are often seen draped with Spanish moss in many parts of its range.
The betta was first discovered in Southeast Asia. A labyrinth fish has the unique ability to breathe oxygen directly from the air and also take in oxygen from its gills. Although bettas can tolerate small spaces and poor water quality, they do best in small aquariums (at least two gallons) with regular water changes.