Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 10 August 1908. Died 8 September 2009.
Perth. Amateur botanist, botanical artist and illustrator. IIlustrated her own works, Orchids of the West (1951), Triggerplants (1958), and Plants of Prey (1958).
She also wrote historical books such as The Drummonds of Hawthornden in 1968.
Rica was named in 2006 as one of the 100 Most Influential People ever in Western Australia’s history by an eminent panel and sponsored by The West Australian and in 2007 was awarded the Heritage Council of WA Individual Award.
References: J.Gooding Wildflowers in Art (1991); H.Hewson Australia - 300 Years of Botanical Illustration (1999)