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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)
Rosa canina or dog rose, botanical vintage engraving
Dog rose or rosa canina is a deciduous rambling shrub with pale pink flowers and red fruits, high in antioxidants and vitamin C used in tea, marmalade and syrups.
Saccharum officinarum or sugar cane, botanical vintage engraving
Saccharum officinarum or sugar cane is a strong-growing grass originated from Asia, the stems are cultivated worldwide for sugar production.The stems can reach 5 mt. (16ft.) in height and the internodes contain a sugary sap.
Taraxacum officinale or common dandelium, botanical vintage engraving
Taraxacum officinale or common dandelium, weed used as medical herb or in food preparation (dandelion wine).the yellow flowers turn in round balls od fruits dispersed with the wind known as blowballs or clocks
Common flax or linseed, botanical vintage engraving
Common flax or linseed is a cultivated food and fiber crop with pale blue flowers. the most known products are edible linseed oil and linen, textile used for bedsheets,clothes and tablecloths.
Papaver, botanical vintage engraving
Papaver is an ornamental plant with red, pink, orange, yellow and lilac flowers and with some culinary use. Several kinds have medicinal use for their narcotic and hypnotic property. Opium, morphine and codeine are alkaloids found in several poppy varieties.
Rheum rhabarbarum or Rhubarb, botanical vintage engraving
Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) herbaceous plant from rhizome with poisonous leaves, fleshy edible stalks cooked with sugar in the kitchen for pies or desserts.It has also laxative properties.
Corylus avellana or common hazel, botanical vintage engraving
Common hazel is a shrub cultivated for its nuts. Hazelnut, kernel and seeds are edible and rich on proteins usead raw, roasted or ground to paste.