This illustration is a rendering of Calypso bulbosa, one of the slipper orchids, rare in New England, in gouache (opaque watercolor) on Alphamat. It would be suitable for a field guide, for a trail guide including rare plants or other nature education purposes. It will be used on notecards. In the tradition of botanical illustration, the painting includes a depiction of the plant's habit as well as a close up of the blossom.
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