Sunday, May 24, 2015


Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Matt

Sesbania tomentosa

This short shrub with sweet smelling leaves is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.  The leaves are covered in thousands of tiny hairs, which act to shade the plant from the sun and to help gather moisture out of the air.  The beautiful coral-red flowers were used extensively for lei-making.  This plant is endangered.    

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