Thursday, April 21, 2016

Starring Yellow Celandine in the Front Yard

A few years ago I saw some yellow celandine in the herb garden at The Cloisters and I overheard a docent say that the golden sap of this plant was used as a substitute for gold in manuscripts sometimes.  I searched for the plant in nurseries and botanical gardens for weeks after I got home.  Then one day I realized it grows wild in our front garden!  

I broke a leaf stem for the yellow sap to paint this drawing of one of the blooms.

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