FLOR495, Yellow Milkwort (Polygala rugelii) – Anna Scharnagl, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art
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FLOR 495
Yellow Milkwort  (Polygala rugelii)

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FLOR495 by Anna Scharnagl

Anna Scharnagl, "Flor 495: Yellow Milkwort", colored pencil on paper, 6 X 8 inches, 2011 (CC).


About the artist

Anna Scharnagl is a native to south Florida and an FIU alumna with a BA in Religious Studies and a BS in Biology. She has spent the greater portion of her life either working or playing out of doors. She views the world as both artist and scientist..


Artist’s Statement:

As a south Florida field biologist I have continually photographed native wildflowers. Upon hearing of FLOR 500 I was compelled to join the ranks of artists and do a rendering of one of my shots to share the simple yet astounding beauty that so oft moves me in the field.


Flor495 Yellow Milkwort
Photo credit:  Keith Bradley

FLOR 495
Yellow Milkwort
(Polygala rugelii)

For more information about this flower please visit
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants Institute for Systematic Botany


FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013.

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Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.


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