[gardeners] Plant images, including some lovely botanical drawings (fwd)

Kay Lancaster (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 1 Jan 1998 21:48:26 -0800 (PST)

Poking around on the web tonight, I pulled up some links I hadn't
looked at in awhile, and found some more lovelies had been added.

If you're a fan of botanical art, Missouri Botanical Garden has
posted all 50 illustrations taken from Nicholas Meerburgh's 1775
"Illustrations of Rare Plants".  You're not likely to see them
any other way... there are three or four known copies of this book, only.
(I rather like the Paeonia tenuifolia, plate #25).  Each plate
also includes a butterfly.

If you're after something useful, try checking out the Weed Science
Society of America's photo herbarium at

And for the computer junkies, check out the virtual plants at
http://www.ctpm.uq.au/Programs/IPI/pivp.html -- includes
architecture, structure and plant growth, both stop-action and
movie simulations.  These models are being used to try to help
understand how plants and crop pests interact.

To get to these (and many other nice pages), try

Kay Lancaster    kay@fern.com
just west of Portland, OR; USDA zone 8