Following on from the first post in this series of three where we presented plants in the genera Acanthus to Dahlia, we now give you Daphne to Origanum. This second batch of 43, free vintage botanical plant images come again via the super Biodiversity Heritage Library. See previous post for publication and species name authentication details.
Many of the plants listed were originally scientifically named by Carl Linneaus in the 18th Century as denoted by the abbreviation “L.” after the name in italics. An example is Nigella damascena L., the plant we commonly call Love in a Mist. The same common name is referenced in the book, in addition to the less frequently used Devil in a Bush. Also in this batch are plants from the genera Gentiana and Kalmia, two particular favourites of Plant Curator. More to come soon.