Flora! Illuminated… Day 10

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jacl-in-the-Pulpit

Kate Nessler. Ground Level, Spring, 2000. Watercolor.

The fancy of calling this flower Jack-in-the-Pulpit seems to have risen from a resemblance between the green canopy which waves over the club-like spadix and the ancient sounding-board formerly placed over the pulpits; for Jack standing within a deep, leaf-like cornucopia whose broad, tapering tip is gracefully curved over his head.

–Harriet L. Keeler in
Our Early Wild Flowers

Kate Nessler’s Jack-in-the-Pulpit was commissioned by the Sterling Morton Library at The Morton Arboretum to celebrate the opening of the new library addition in 2000. If her work inspires you to get closer to nature by drawing and painting what you see, then you might be interested in botanical art classes at The Morton Arboretum.
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DANDELION

Dandelion

EUCALYPTUS

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JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

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