Warwickshire in 100 Objects: Flora Watercolour by Dorothy Cadbury
This watercolour painting features a specimen of Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) from Alcester, Warwickshire. It was painted by Dorothy Cadbury in 1938.
Dorothy Cadbury (1892 – 1987) was a member of the famous Cadbury family of Bournville, near Birmingham, and a director of the Cadbury’s confectionery company. She was a skilled amateur botanist and published the first Computer Mapped Flora of Warwickshire, in 1971. Dorothy was also a talented artist. Warwickshire Museum holds a collection of her watercolour illustrations of plant specimens from Warwickshire, the UK and across the world.