UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HERBARIUM
BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION COLLECTION
-- WORKS BY LUCRETIA BREAZEALE HAMILTON --

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Exhibit Item 43

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Psilostrophe cooperi
Paperflower

Illustrator: Lucretia B. Hamilton
Pen and Ink
Flora of the Gran Desierto and
Río Colorado of Northwestern Mexico
, 2000

From the Collection of the
University of Arizona Herbarium


The flowers of this very drought resistant perennial remain on the plant long after opening, eventually drying to a faded yellow.

Exhibit Item 44

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Quercus emoryi
Emory oak

Illustrator: Lucretia B. Hamilton
Pen and Ink
Plants That Poison, 1979

From the Collection of the
University of Arizona Herbarium


Quercus emoryi is found at low elevations in southern Arizona and northern Sonora. The acorns (bellotas) can be eaten raw, unique for oaks that generally must have tannins leached before they are edible.