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Linda S. Ellis

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Galena, MO 65656

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News & Updates

Coming soon - publication of my 99th new species illustration. More on this later.

 

Completed - A publication for the Center for Archaeolgical Research at Missouri State University entitled "Projectile Point Types in Missouri and Portions of Adjacent States".  Go to the Missouri State university site and select publications to purchase the book.

 

Work in progress - "Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines of Arkansas" by Dr. John Gentry and Jennifer Ogle.

There have been a lot of images lately of a phenomena called frost flowers. Here is a watercolor of white crownbeard, Verbesina virginica, which is the plant that most readily produces them.  When the temperature reaches freezing, the roots extrude sap which freezes into fantastic shapes.

We got an abundance of rain at the end of July and into August in southwest Missouri so the native plants are really putting on a show.  Here are a few of the species you can see in September. Place the cursor on each photo to get the botanical and common name

During 2014, I painted 54 tree species for the USDA.  Here is a sample of some of the images.

balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
red spruce (Picea rubra)
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
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