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Background imageCaptions Collection: Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, and carnation, Dianthus caryophyllus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii

Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii, and common bugloss, Anchusa officinalis. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imageCaptions Collection: Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet

Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany

Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany of Crete, Origanum dictamnus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, and adderstongue

Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, and adderstongue
Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, male and female, and adderstongue, Ophioglossum vulgatum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imageCaptions Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Whether you ve gone

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Whether you ve gone
Comic cards were much brighter at this stage of the war when the end seemed to be in sight. The little girl is anticipating the return of her loved one whether you ve gone for a year or a day

Background imageCaptions Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Wot won t we do

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Wot won t we do
The Caption reads Wot won t we do - when I gets you home! Most such captions are more frequent towards the end of the war when one could look forward to the soldier boys coming home

Background imageCaptions Collection: Balloon plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum

Balloon plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, and goosefoot, Chenopodium species. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Poison gooseberry, Withania somnifera

Poison gooseberry, Withania somnifera, and bladder cherry, Physalis alkekengi. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Balsam apple female, Momordica balsamina

Balsam apple female, Momordica balsamina, and deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imageCaptions Collection: Purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea altera

Purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea altera, and mandrake, Mandragora officinarum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imageCaptions Collection: Yellow foxglove, Digitalis lutea, and common

Yellow foxglove, Digitalis lutea, and common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Long-beaked storks bill and ragwort

Long-beaked storks bill and ragwort
Long-beaked storks bill, Erodium botrys, and bitterweed or ragwort, Ambrosia artemisiaefolia. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imageCaptions Collection: Sea holly, Eryngium minus, and hogs fennel

Sea holly, Eryngium minus, and hogs fennel, Peucedanum officinale. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Rest harrow, Ononis repens, and sea holly, Eryngium species

Rest harrow, Ononis repens, and sea holly, Eryngium species. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and globe

Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and globe artichoke, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imageCaptions Collection: Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and Scotch

Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and Scotch thistle, Onopordum acanthium. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Cow parsnip, Heracleum sphondylium, and creeping

Cow parsnip, Heracleum sphondylium, and creeping thistle, Cirsium arvense. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Blessed thistle, Carduus benedictus, and bear s

Blessed thistle, Carduus benedictus, and bear s
Blessed thistle, Carduus benedictus, and bears breeches, Acanthus spinosus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Stemless carline thistle, Carlina acaulis

Stemless carline thistle, Carlina acaulis, and wild safflower, Carthamus oxyacanthus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imageCaptions Collection: Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, and pale globe

Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, and pale globe thistle, Echinops sphaerocephalus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Field bur, Tribulus sylvestris, and safflower

Field bur, Tribulus sylvestris, and safflower, Carthamus tinctorius. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Lesser burdock, Arctium minus, and water chestnut

Lesser burdock, Arctium minus, and water chestnut, Trapa natans. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Stinking iris, Iris foetidissima, and greater

Stinking iris, Iris foetidissima, and greater burdock, Arctium lappa. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Betony, Stachys officinalis, male and female

Betony, Stachys officinalis, male and female. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Birds eye, Veronica chamaedrys, and yellow

Birds eye, Veronica chamaedrys, and yellow germander, Teucrium flavum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Cut-leaved germander and common germander

Cut-leaved germander and common germander
Cut-leaved germander, Teucrium botrys, and common germander, Teucrium chamaedrys. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imageCaptions Collection: Ivy-leaved toadflax, Cymbalaria muralis

Ivy-leaved toadflax, Cymbalaria muralis, and rose root, Rhodiola rosea radix. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Wall pennywort and lesser pennywort species

Wall pennywort and lesser pennywort species
Wall pennywort, Umbilicus rupestris, and lesser pennywort species, Umbilicus veneris minor. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imageCaptions Collection: Wild purslane, Portulaca oleracea, and orpin

Wild purslane, Portulaca oleracea, and orpin or livelong, Hylotelephium telephium. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imageCaptions Collection: Bur grass, Tragus, and purslane, Portulaca species?

Bur grass, Tragus, and purslane, Portulaca species?
Bur grass, Tragus species, and purslane, Portulaca species? Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Species of white stonecrop, Sedum album

Species of white stonecrop, Sedum album. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Houseleek, Sempervivum tectorum, and rock

Houseleek, Sempervivum tectorum, and rock stonecrop, Sedum reflexum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Villous deadly carrot, Thapsia villosa

Villous deadly carrot, Thapsia villosa, and giant fennel, Ferula communis. A herb with leaves like fennel called Thapsia. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam

Background imageCaptions Collection: Taro, Colocasia esculenta, and dragon tree

Taro, Colocasia esculenta, and dragon tree, Astragalus tragacantha. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Sea onion or sea squill, Drimia maritima

Sea onion or sea squill, Drimia maritima, and alpine squill, Scilla bifolia. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: White asphodel, Asphodelus albus, and wild

White asphodel, Asphodelus albus, and wild lily, Lilium sylvestre. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Truffle, Tuber melanosporum, mushroom species

Truffle, Tuber melanosporum, mushroom species, and tree moss, Muscus arborum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Jujube, Ziziphus zizyphus, and strawberry

Jujube, Ziziphus zizyphus, and strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Wild service tree, Sorbus torminalis

Wild service tree, Sorbus torminalis, and wild plum, Prunus sylvestris. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Ash tree, Fraxinus species

Ash tree, Fraxinus species. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Privet species, Ligustrum vulgare

Privet species, Ligustrum vulgare. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Elder tree, Sambucus palustris, and dogwood, Cornus species?

Elder tree, Sambucus palustris, and dogwood, Cornus species? Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Gladiolus, German iris and Florentine iris

Gladiolus, German iris and Florentine iris
Gladiolus, Gladiolus communis, German iris, Iris germanica, and Florentine iris, Iris florentina. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch

Background imageCaptions Collection: Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, and orange

Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, and orange lily, Lilium bulbiferum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Barley, Hordeum vulgare, barren brome, Bromus

Barley, Hordeum vulgare, barren brome, Bromus sterilis, and Canary grass, Phalaris canariensis. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imageCaptions Collection: Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum, and rivet

Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum, and rivet wheat, Triticum turgidum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageCaptions Collection: Italian millet, Setaria italica, and rice, Oryza sativa

Italian millet, Setaria italica, and rice, Oryza sativa. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557



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