Datura by Highley

Percy Highley (1856-1929)
Flower of Datura sanguinea visited by Docimastes ensiferus (identified as SOLANACEAE Brugmansia sanguinea), c.1900.
Watercolour, 425 x 273 mm.

During the early twentieth century, Percy Highley produced a range of botanical illustrations for the Natural History Museum.

This beautiful watercolour shows the plant being pollinated by two hummingbirds.

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