Henna plant (Lawsonia inermis): flowering stem. Coloured etching by J. Pass, c. 1813.
- Pass, John, active 1797-1815.
- 1 February 1813
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The powdered leaves of henna give a green powder used to stain finger-nails, hair and used in Egypt to dye cloth for Egyptian mummies. The bark is medicinal