Donald Hyatt's Roadside Wildflowers
Around the time of our nation's Bicentennial in 1976, I decided to paint
a series of wildflowers which many people assume to be native plants, but
were actually brought here by the early settlers.
These flowers, many of which were sources of food or medicine,
have escaped from cultivation and are now
established along roadsides throughout the United States.
Unfortunately, other imports, such as dandelions, honeysuckle, and kudzu
have also escaped and have become serious pests. Many of our natives have
found homes in distant corners of the globe, too. A few of these treasures,
such as poison ivy and ragweed, are probably not welcomed immigrants abroad.
Copyright © Donald W. Hyatt