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Small Sun Drops
It was a joy to work with Plants of Concern at the Chicago Botanic Garden, as a rare plant monitor. These Small sundrops Oenothera perennis are threatened in Illinois. They are about the size of my thumbnail when fully open, and are hard to find unless the sun is out. This was one of the largest I ever found. It is tricky to draw rare plants without causing damage. I drew sketches in the field, and took about 50 photos to use as reference in working out the final drawing.

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