EXHIBIT ITEM 116
Long beaked twist flower
© 2013 Kathy Kleinsteiber
Streptanthella longirostris is an annual plant in the mustard family. The purple buds at the top of the inflorescence mature into white or yellow flowers, then develop into long, thin seedpods. All the steps in this progression can be seen at once.
Kathy Kleinsteiber is a nature artist based in San Jose, California. She loves to spend time outdoors hiking, observing the seasonal changes in plants, and watching wildlife. Much of her artwork depicts the plants and animals she sees on her hikes.
Kathy has a certificate in botanical art from Filoli in Woodside, California. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Her work has been exhibited at Filoli, the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, the University of California Berkeley Botanical Garden, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, and the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco. One of her paintings has been selected for the Florilegium at Alcatraz.