Scarlet painted cup (Castilleja coccinea)

Illustration from 1868 Canadian Wild Flowers by Catharine Parr Traill : Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum) Showy lady’s slipper orchid (Cypripedium reginae)

“Canadian Wild Flowers” book: a labour of love 150 years ago

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Catharine Parr Traill, Canada’s first popular chronicler of native flora and fauna, published Canadian Wild Flowers book with hand-painted images in 1868.