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Flag iris (Iris x germanica): flower and rhizome with some leaves. Coloured lithograph after M. A. Burnett, c. 1842.

Burnett, M. A., active 1850.
Date
[1839-42]

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Description

The rhizome of the flag iris was ground and used as scent of violets or medicinally (orris powder) or for powdering wigs in 18th century Iris florentina is now considered a variety of Iris x germanica (the common flag iris of gardens)

Lettering

Iris Florentina

Publication/Creation

[London (Ave Maria Lane)] : [Whittaker & Co.], [1839-42]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour

Publications note

Published description of the plant illustrated and its medicinal uses in : M.A.Burnett, Plantae utiliores ..., London, 1839-42

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 23813i

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  • Latin


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