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Paulus Theodorus van Brussel (1754-1795). Flowers in a Vase (detail). 1792.

Leonardo Da Vinci (Italian, 1452-1519). Study of Violets.

Darling..Antique Picture of Lady with Flowers in by VintagePolkaDotcom

postcards on the bedroom wall by Forgotten Stitches, via Flickr

Long pricklyhead poppy in Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (1885) by Thomé. © Kurt Stueber, 2007. GNU Free Document License. [long pricklyhead poppy, Papaver argemone, Papaveraceae]

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus, Asteraceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

Thistle (Cirsium arvense, Asteraceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgare, Asteraceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

Queen Anne's Lace, Carrot (Daucus carota, Apiaceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

Burdock (Arctium sp., Asteraceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

jimsonweed (Datura stramonium, Solanaceae). Public domain image from American Medical Botany by Jacob Bigelow, 1817-1820. BHL

Chicory (Cichorium intybus, Asteraceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum, Papaveraceae) from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen (1887). Source and copyright: Missouri Botanical Garden (available for fair use).

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgare, Asteraceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

Chicory (Cichorium intybus, Asteraceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]

Dandelion, stamp from Ireland. [dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, Asteraceae]

dandelion, stamp from West Germany. [dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, Asteraceae]