Nebraska Authors

Bellamy Parks Jansen

Born 1961

The Nebraska native is a distinguished American botanical illustrator and plant taxonomist who has illustrated over 70 books. Local shows: She had a show of her meticulous illustrations at State Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990. Shows also at the High Plains Herbarium - Chadron State College, and at the University of Oklahoma in connection with the publication of The Field Guide to Oklahoma Plants, 2002.

Places Lived

Ogallala, NE
Chadron, NE
Lincoln, NE
Kokomo, ID

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Botanical Illustration


Chadron State College
University of Nebraska, Lincoln




Partial listing of illustrated books. The illustrator has contributed illustrations to over 70 books:
Uses of Plants By Indians of the Missouri River Region. (by Melvin R. Gilmore)
Wild and Free, on the High Plains. (by Karyn Stansbery)
Common Legumes of the Great Plains. (by E.C. Kennard and James Stubbendieck)
The Field Guide to Oklahoma Plants. 2002. (text by Robert Tyrl)

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