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Woodcut in Rariorum plantarum historia by Carolus Clusius, Antwerp, 1601
Extensively re-drawn and colored
Fine art replica giclée print © 1991, 2006 Allen Bjorkman


  • Image Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches

    Matted Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches

    Please note that the frames shown are not always available, and the outside dimensions of framed prints vary in size. Mat colors may also vary. Contact our frame shop for custom framing at no extra cost at

  • The rhizomes of some species are known as orris roots. These are used commercially to produce a pleasant fragrance for perfumes and for items such as potpourris and natural toothpastes. Orris root is also used to flavour beverages and food.

    Iris essential oil (absolute) from flowers are sometimes used in aromatherapy as sedative medicines. The dried rhizomes are also given whole to babies to help in teething.

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