Visit our online exhibit, a complete presentation of Botanical Art of the Sonoran Desert: Past & Present, a 2013 exhibit shown at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Ironwood Gallery.
Read about the life and writings of Joseph Wood Krutch and the new Florilegium of the Joseph Wood Krutch Garden at the University of Arizona
CREATING A BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
Learn about the process of creating a scientific botanical illustration, also called a botanical plate.
Illustrations from Legumes of Arizona,
an Illustrated Flora and Reference
Twenty-eight of the plants illustrated for the Legumes of Arizona project are native to the Sonoran Desert and are included in the Sonoran Desert Florilegium. These intricate pen and ink illustrations can be viewed here. Information about the Legumes of Arizona project can be found here.
Read about our projects to preserve and exhibit botanical art, both historical and contemporary.
View works from several past exhibits of botanical art of the Sonoran Desert, including Gentry’s Agaves, illustrations from Howard Scott Gentry’s landmark work on the genus Agave.