Erickson archives in the Battye Library include a large number
of original watercolour illustrations of Western Australian
plants. This virtual exhibition provides a small sample of
those works to illustrate the various plant types that attracted
Rica's interest and also the localities in which she worked.
is accompanied by two descriptions. The first is Rica's own
identification as recorded on the image. The second is from
G. Paczkowska & A.R. Chapman The Western Australian Flora:
a descriptive catalogue, Wildflower Society of WA (Inc.);
WA Herbarium, CALM & Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority,
grateful to the WA Herbarium for giving permission to include
these descriptions and the map of biogeographic regions.
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