Flora Iberica is the name of a project born in 1980, linked to the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, and  that tries to update and synthesize, over twenty one volumes, the current knowledge of vascular plants that grow spontaneously in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, a territory with a remarkably floristic richness.


In 1993 Professor Santiago Castroviejo, senior researcher at Flora Iberica project and then director of the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, offered me the chance to learn a profession,  scientific illustrator, unknown to me and since then it has become a passion.


The designs showed here are a small representation of more than 2000 full plates drawn in pen and ink, made in twenty one years of collaboration with the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid.




          © 2015 - 2017. Juan Luis Castillo