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Botanical illustration

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Botanical Accuracy

Would you care if someone called a cat a mouse in the description of a medieval painting? What if books on plants were illustrated with the wrong plants? Botanical errors can be just as egregious as those involving art history, foodstuffs and other products. This delightful website looks at botanical mistakes in commercial and public venues and offers up educational information and commentary on...
Botanical Art & Artists

Throughout the history of botany, scientific illustration has been an essential component of cataloging and studying the world's plants. Botanical Art & Artists offers visitors an in-depth compendium of resources and information on botanical art and illustration that casual enthusiasts, aspiring artists, and academic botanists all can appreciate. This well-organized, comprehensive website includes...
Botanical art and artists: How to draw and paint leaves and trees

Nature is a source of inspiration for many artists, but how scientifically accurate are the depictions? As the collection's name suggests, "How to draw and paint leaves and trees" provides "tips and techniques for how to draw and paint botanically correct trees and leaves." Whether you are an amateur artist or a seasoned professional, you will find resources to support your artistic endeavors....

The Missouri Botanical Garden Library has many lovely examples of 18th and 19th century botanical literature from all around the world. While they began digitizing some of these works in 1995, they recently decided to expand their collection to include non-illustrated works of significant importance to taxonomic botany. Drawing on support from the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon...