'Desert Plant, Portulacca, (Buttercup pigface)' by Erika Calder

Oil on canvas  43cms X 43cms H

This small succulent has terete leaves and yellow flowers in clusters surrounded by long hairs. The capsule has many small black seeds. Aboriginal people used the down from around the flowers for ceremonial decoration.


(Quote from Wildflowers and Plants of Inland Australia by Anne Urban of Alice Springs)






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