Polypodium vulgare

Vintage gravure, plate 34 from "Urformen der Kunst" ["Art Forms in Nature"] by Karl Blossfeldt, 2nd edition 1929. Printed on sheet 9.5 x 12 inches (24x30 cm) with plate number lower right. Print size approximately 10 x 7 inches (25x18 cm) or the reverse.   (Ref# blossfeldt_034)

The image depicts:
a. Polypodium vulgare. Common Polypody, Adder's Fern. Young frond enlarged 7 times.
b. Ribes nigrum. Common Black Currant. Raceme enlarged 5 times.
c. Pteridium aquilinum. Bracken. Young frond enlarged 5 times.


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