Saturday, August 17, 2013

Botanical Sketch #32 - Erythrina

Today's Botanical Sketch is Erythrina, a flowering plant from the pea family.  Many species are red and  therefore many names refer to that color, but not all Erythrina flower red.  The plant is sometimes called the chicken's wattle as for the shape.  I love the brilliant color and ways the blossoms flip up.  These were done with colored pencil on a monoprinted background.

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