genus lilium

I offer these lovely, gentle botanicals in marked (acknowledged) contrast to the post that follows.

The large folio prints are from a limited edition of A Supplement to Elwes' Monograph of the Genus Lilium, published by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1960 and 1962. The illustrations are by Margaret Stones, one of the foremost botanical artists of the 20th century.

:studio botanika; from top: washingtonianum, michiganese, nanum, pardalinum, henrici


Luisa Perkins said...

Lily = in the top five of my baby girl names at the moment.

Jen said...

I love the name Lily! I don't always love the smell of lilies - I much prefer these drawings.

Lori said...

What lovely paintings. Thanks for sharing - and welcome back!