Lance Leaved Sundew
Painting - Watercolor On Paper
This watercolor and gouache painting is one in a series of highly detailed and botanically accurate works that are the result of many hours spent studying and drawing both wild and cultivated plants.
This plant, a member of the Sundew family, is native to the tropical rain forests of Queensland in Australia, and traps insects on its sticky tentacled leaves. There are about 184 species of Sundews the world over.
Habitat destruction and illegal collecting is a threat to these often delicate and beautiful plants. Fortunately, many plants and cultivars are being grown all over the world by carnivorous plant enthusiasts and businesses who sell the plants. I have been growing, drawing and painting many different species of carnivorous plants since childhood and support the conservation of wetland habitat that these wonderful plants require to survive. For more information about carnivorous plants, visit the International Carnivorous Plant Society website: http://www.carnivorousplants.org/
These works have appeared as illustrations in various botanical journals and books, and are copyrighted. For licensing information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 15th, 2011
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