Watercolor

Dwarf andromeda, blue flag, gold thread, wild cherry, and marsh marigold

Mid to late 19th century / Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Wildflowers_75.jpg

A watercolor painting of several wildflowers. The chain of bell-shaped flowers is possibly pieris, known in North America as andromeda. The blue flowers are Iris versicolor, commonly known as blue flag. The small white flowers towards the bottom are Coptis trifolia, commonly known as goldthread. The yellow flowers are Caltha palustris, also known as marsh marigold. The larger white flowers with skinny petals are possibly wild cherry. Inscription reads, "Dwarf Andromeda. / Blue Flag. / Gold thread. Wild cherry / Marsh marigold."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Dwarf andromeda, blue flag, gold thread, wild cherry, and marsh marigold,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed October 22, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/877.

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Title

Dwarf andromeda, blue flag, gold thread, wild cherry, and marsh marigold

Subject

Wildflowers
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

A watercolor painting of several wildflowers. The chain of bell-shaped flowers is possibly pieris, known in North America as andromeda. The blue flowers are Iris versicolor, commonly known as blue flag. The small white flowers towards the bottom are Coptis trifolia, commonly known as goldthread. The yellow flowers are Caltha palustris, also known as marsh marigold. The larger white flowers with skinny petals are possibly wild cherry. Inscription reads, "Dwarf Andromeda. / Blue Flag. / Gold thread. Wild cherry / Marsh marigold."

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Wildflowers

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.75.75

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901