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What is this part of the plant called? **** Why is the back of the leaf worth drawing? *** Why are scientific names written in this way? *** Are these leafy bits by the leaf stalk significant? *** What kind of fruit is this? *** Is there anything important to show in this flower? *** How will this seed grow? *** What is the significance of the x in this plant name? *** What is this part of the plant called? *** Why is the back of the leaf worth drawing? *** Why are scientific names written in this way? *** Are these leafy bits by the leaf stalk significant? *** What kind of fruit is this? *** Is there anything important to show in this flower? *** How will this seed grow? *** What is the significance of the x in this plant name? *** What is this part of the plant called? *** Why is the back of the leaf worth drawing? Why are scientific names written in this way? *** Are these leafy bits by the leaf stalk significant? What kind of fruit is this? *** Is there anything important to show in this flower? *** How will this seed grow? *** What is the significance of the x in this plant name? *** What is this part of the plant called? *** Why is the back of the leaf worth drawing? *** Why are scientific names written in this way? *** Are these leafy bits by the leaf stalk significant? *** What kind of fruit is this? *** Is there anything important to show in this flower? *** How will this seed grow? *** What is the significance of the x in this plant name? ***

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Email your question to botanist@iapi.org.uk

(unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to identify specific plants, particularly garden plants, though we should be able to help you make a start, by for example suggesting the plant family).

Call in a Botanist

Botanical Illustration Societies or Groups? Contract IAPI to arrange for an IAPI botanist to attend a meeting. IAPI botanists will attend one of your meetings as an additional facility, to answer queries that members have, whether long hoarded for a good opportunity to ask, or arising on the spot from a specimen being drawn. In addition, IAPI can offer for sale its Tip Cards which are handy, A5-size, aid-memoires to botanist topics or drawing techniques.
The fee is negotiable, but please expect to at least reimburse travel expenses. 

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Call in an Illustrator

Botanical Illustration Societies or Groups? Contract IAPI to arrange for an IAPI Illustrator to run a workshop. IAPI Illustrators may be able to attend one of your meetings to run a workshop in watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite or pen and ink.The fee is negotiable, but please expect to at least reimburse travel expenses

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