This item is in the "Blaschka archive".
Drawings folded along vertical edge with first drawing on p.  and second drawing on p. . Drawing on p.  includes thirteen views of flowering plant; most views feature vibrant pink petals. Details are highlighted in pink, green, and black. Drawing on p.  includes eleven views, both interior and exterior, of plant with focus on larger, interior views. Interior views are detailed in color including black, pink, and greenish-yellow.
This flowering plant, commonly known as the Purple loosestrife, spiked loosestrife, or purple lythrum, is native to Europe, Asia, northwest Africa, and southeastern Australia.
Some notations penciled in.
This drawing is part of a series of botanical drawings created by the Blaschkas to reference in constructing glass models for the Botanical Museum of Harvard University.
Digitized by Harvard Museum of Natural History 2006.