Flora! Illuminated… Day 22

Violet

violet

Mrs. Charles Meredith. From The Romance of Nature; or the Flower Seasons Illustrated, 1836. Hand-colored engraving.

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.

–William Shakespeare in
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Born in Birmingham, England, Louisa Anne Twamley, married Charles Meredith in 1839, and moved to Tasmania shortly after. Her illustrations of Tasmanian plants helped to popularize the plants of the country.

The Romance of Nature was written and illustrated before her marriage and move. You can browse all of Mrs. Meredith’s charming
work here:

The Romance of Nature

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