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ΜΑΝΔΡΑΓΟΡΑ, in capital letters). Folio 90 from the Naples Dioscurides, a century manuscript of Dioscurides De Materia Medica (Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, Cod.

Mandrake

It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that Mandrake became popular as a magical plant, and was hailed as a miracle talisman, capable of curing just about anything. It was the root in particular that.

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Harvard University Herbaria - Botany Libraries Archives Arnold Arboretum Chines Watercolors China Trade

Name: Punica granata Notes: Watermarked J WHATMAN 1805 Harvard University Herbaria - Botany Libraries Archives Arnold Arboretum Chines Watercolors China Trade

Mandrakes were often dressed in miniature human clothes and kept in tiny coffins in the home

1485 Mandrake root - good example of a transition from mythical to naturalistic representation

Siberian Columbine. Aquilegia glandulosa. Gorgeous deep violet-blue flowers. Plants are not the easiest to grow well. It has been used as a parent to make some beautiful, easier to grow Columbine hybrids. Published 1871.

Plants are not the easiest to grow well. It has been used as a parent to make some beautiful, easier to grow Columbine hybrids.

Published 1829 - Edwards' botanical register, or, Ornamental flower-garden and shrubbery ..   by Edwards, Sydenham + Lindley, John

Published 1829 - Edwards' botanical register, or, Ornamental flower-garden and shrubbery . by Edwards, Sydenham + Lindley, John

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