Harebells (Campanula Rotundifolia)
Campanula rotundifolia is a perennial wildflower that grows in rocky and open areas in coniferous forests. This watercolor composition, based on close observation of the plant in the wild, reveals the airy flow of nodding blossoms within a mess of leggy, wayward stems. The flowers in the foreground of the painting lean towards the viewer, bringing into focus the bell-shaped corolla at different angles and stages of growth. This native pollinator holds significance in many Indigenous healing traditions. In the Pacific Northwest region, the Nlaka'pamux tribe has used a decoction of the plant as a medicinal eye wash.
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