artwork for our header

The artwork used in the header throughout our website is by artist Margaret Pope, the Steering Committee Chairperson of the Sonoran Desert Florilegium Program. It is a colored pencil portrait of Cylindropuntia fulgida, or the Chainfruit cholla, a branching, tree-like cactus native to the Sonoran Desert.

Pen and ink drawing of plants in Baja

Cylindropuntia fulgida, Chainfruit cholla
© 2012 Margaret Pope
Colored pencil