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Botanical illustration: black pepper
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of black pepper: a perennial plant with dark red drupes containing a single seed. The plant is cultivated for the fruits, used dried as a spice and for seasoning (mostly meat products)
Holly, botanical vintage engraving
Holly is an evergreen flowering plant with glossy leaves with spiny margins, flowers are greenish, the fruits are drupes red or brown or black and ripen in winter. The branches are used as Christmas decorations. The fruits are toxic for … Continued
Prunus spinosa or blackthorn or sloe, botanical vintage engraving
Blackthorn or sloe is a shrub with thornlike spiny branches and dark bark.The purple- blue fruit is commonly known as sloe similar of a small plum with tart flavor used to produce a liqueur (sloe gin).