Plant Portraits:

The California Legacy of A.R. Valentien

Valentien Painting Samples

The exhibition contains 80 framed original watercolors of California plants, painted by A. R. Valentien from 1908 through 1918. To view samples of the images, please click on the plant names at the left.


Washington Lily

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Painting Samples

    Five Finger Fern
    Giant Horsetail
    Purple Needle-grass
    Bear Grass
    Mariposa Lily
    Washington Lily
    Howell's Lewisia
    Matilija  Poppy
    California Poppy
    California Pitcher Plant  
    Tree Anemone
    California Lilac
    Teddy Bear Cholla
    Beavertail Cactus
    Velvet Cactus
    Balsam Root
    Western Thistle