North American Wild Flowers, Mary Vaux Walcott (1860–1940), Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1925, Plate 336: flower
The Fossil Record, a newsletter put out by the Smithsonian Department of Paleobiology, includes a nice article called “Time Exposure” by Tom Jorstad concerning Mary Vaux Walcott, third wife of Charles Doolittle Walcott (former Smithsonian Secretary), who was a wildflower illustrator among other things.
One paragraph says:
“During their many field seasons in the Canadian Rockies, Mary Vaux Walcott, then a noted naturalist and illustrator, sketched over 350 species of wildflowers. The Smithsonian’s Cullman Rare Books library and the Department of Botany now hold several volumes of her works, including the 1925 Smithsonian publication North American Wildflowers and the 1935 Smithsonian publication Illustration of North American Pitcher Plants.”
A nice mention.—Nancy E. Gwinn