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Park Flowers Inspire Louise Jones Mural

/ November 21, 2018

The flowers that Louise Jones and I collected on July 23 for the mural Summer’s Where You’ll Find Me show a temporal snapshot of what was blooming in the Museum Park at that moment in time. 

The blooms selected for this site-specific installation were gathered from areas around the Pond, pollinator garden, rain gardens, and wave gardens near the Ellipse. All the plants in the mural are native to North Carolina except for the butterfly gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri), which is native to Louisiana and Texas.

Scientific NameCommon Name
 Achillea millefolium Yarrow ‘paprika’
 Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed
 Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush
 Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake master
 Eutrochium fistulosum Joe Pye weed
 Hypericum frondosum Golden St. John’s wort
 Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia
 Oenothera lindheimeri Butterfly gaura
 Phlox paniculata Garden phlox
 Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
 Silphium perfoliatum Cup plant

The mural on the exterior of East Building was commissioned by the NCMA as part of the exhibition The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, on view through January 19.

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