American Lady Butterfly Metamorphosis and Pitcher's Thistle Art Print
Watercolor illustration of the American Lady Butterfly displays its transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to colorful flier (scientific name, Vanessa virginiensis). The pale pink flower is that of the Pitcher's Thistle, a threatened species. It grows in the dunes that border the Great Lakes (scientific name, Cirsium pitcheri). Pitcher's Thistle has a silvery white and woolly stem with a taproot as long as 6 feet.
Print measures 11" x 17" and is professionally printed in Northern Michigan, on a textured matte paper—certified archival, 310gsm, 100% cotton fiber, acid and lignin free. Prints arrive packaged on rigid backboard in a clear protective sleeve. Each print is numbered in an edition of 250 and signed by Northern Michigan artist Dani Knoph Davis.
To learn more about the American Lady Butterfly visit iNaturalist.
To learn more about Pitcher's Thistle and where it grows visit Michigan Natural Features Inventory.