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Mandragora officinarum, botanical vintage engraving
Mandragora is a poisonous plant native from Mediterranean area and contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids.The shape of the roots often resembles human figures. Vintage engraving XVI century
Botanical illustration: Stinking Hellebore
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of Stinking Hellebore plant. A poisonous evergreen flowering plant, it grows spontaneously in fields and meadows and is cultivated as ornamental plant in gardens and parks for its fine foliage and flowers
Botanical illustration: Aconitum lycoctonum
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of Aconitum lycoctonum, a flowering perennial plant: native of Europe and Northern Asia, poisonous with palmated leaves, dark violet flowers and fruits as capsules with seeds. It was used as arrow poison.