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Gardenia (1826) - Curtis's botanical magazine. - Biodiversity Heritage Library | Great Curations.

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Historical botanical illustration of the day

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Mark Catesby The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants , 1731-43 [1729-48]; Magnolia altissima. Volume 2. Plate 61:

Maidenhair fern. "Of all the ferns, / There's none so fair." Flowerless Plants: Ferns, Mushrooms, Mosses, Lichens, and Seaweeds, by Elizabeth H. Hale. #ferns

Antiaris toxicaria Lesch. Blume, C.L., Rumphia, vol. t. 23 vernacular name(s): toxicarius,-a,-um toxicarius,-a,-um Illustration contributed by: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, U.S.A.

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum, Apiaceae), from 'Billeder af nordens flora', by Mentz & Ostenfeld, 1917-1927. Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, BHL. [public domain image]