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Water lilly. Botanical illustration, medieval Italy by Ulisse Aldrovandi.

Water lily botanical illustration, medieval Italy by Ulisse Aldrovandi I love how strange and flat the leaves look. Not in any way realistic, but incredibly beautiful.

Picturing Plants and Flowers: Ferdinand Bauer: Cyclamen

ohcrackohcrack: James Sowerby (British, ~ Cyclamen, hand colored engraving based on a watercolor by Ferdinand Bauer (Austrian botanical illustrator,

1 - Medicinal plants. - Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

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Anthurium Flowers/Anthurium flowers aren’t native to Hawaii, but they have certainly made themselves at home here in our lush tropical paradise.

Mandrake. Mandragora officinarum [as Mandragora officinalis] Herbier général de l’amateur, vol. 8 (1817-1827)

Mandragora mandrake “I have a new little buddy that I’m training to be my personal sorcerer root plant,” Raven Grimassi says.