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Clouds over Albuquerque

Allena (Volskay) Yates has a Master of Arts in Biology,
with a thesis on floral morphology and
development in the genus
Nicotiana, Section
Alatae.  She has been an avid photographer
since starting a photography 4-H project in 1986,
and she learned of the field of science illustration
through a  Botanical Illustration course at
Longwood Gardens in 1995. 

Mrs. Yates is a member of the East Valley
Artists Association and the California Native Plant


rose montage

Greeting cards

Lamium amplexicaule


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Longwood Gardens

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

American Society of Botanical Artists

Missouri Native Plant Society

California Native Plant Society
East Valley Artists Association, San Jose, California