Golden Rod

This is an oil painting on canvas panel of a plant most of you know well as it grows in many states. It attracts butterflies, birds and insects and is well known for its healing properties. It has been used for muscle spasms, as a diuretic, for arthritis, eczema and for other illnesses. It does not cause seasonal allergies and is not poisonous. For more information, click here.

Wild Petunia

Wild Petunias (ruellia) are native wild flowers of South Carolina. Petunias are members of the nightshade family and are not to be eaten although petunias of the solonace family have both edible and poisonous members. This painting shows the beautiful colors of this plant. The painting is 10 x 8 on canvas panel. For more information, click here.

Yellow Jessamine

The Yellow Jessamine has also been called the Carolina Jessamine, the Trumpet Vine and the Evening Trumpet Flower. The vines can grow 20 feet tall and can be trained on arbors and trellises. Preparations from the root and rhizomes have been used for painkilling drugs, antispasmodic drugs and to treat eye ailments. Its essential oils from its highly aromatic flowers are used for making perfume and candles. For further information about this painting, click here.

Sea Anemone and Clown Fish

This small painting shows a clown fish beside a sea anemone. Ten species of Clown fish hang out with sea anemones, cleaning their stinging tentacles by eating any left over food bits. A clown fish is covered with slime which keeps it safe from the sea anemone’s stinging tentacles.

Several species of clown fish will live among the tentacles of one particular sea anemone all of their lives. The fish poop is eaten by the sea anemone and the clown fish is protected from predators by the stinging tentacles.

I have featured Sea Anemones for the entire month of January.and the first week of February !I hope you are not tired of reading about these fascinating animals! But if you are, good news! I’ll show different art next Sunday.

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