Acacia, Georgius Dionysius Ehret (1750)
hearthside-reader: Saffron print 1747
Indian Hyacinth, Tritelia grandiflora
Passion Flower Many species have been found to contain beta-carboline harmala alkaloids, which are MAO inhibitors with anti-depressant properties. The flower and fruit have only traces of these chemicals, but the leaves and the roots are often more potent and have been used to potentiate the effects of mind-altering drugs. I love passion flowers :)
pressed herbarium sheets
Joanne B Kaar - an artists blog
Bidens bipinnatus [syn. Cosmos bipinnatus Cav.] [as Cosmea bipinnata Willd.] Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 37: t. 1535 (1813) [S.T. Edwards]
Iris pallida Lamarck. Plate from ‘Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen Nach der Natur’ by Jacob Sturm (1798). Harvard Botany Libraries archive....