Vintage gravure, plate 78 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# 078)
The image depicts:
a. Tragopogon porrifolius. Salsify, Jerusalem Star, Vegetable-Oyster. Flower-bud enlarged 4 times.
b. Muscari racemosum. Common Grape Hyacinth. Raceme enlarged 12 times.
c. Thujopsis dolabrata. Hatchet-leaved Arbor Vitae. Part of a branch enlarged 10 times.
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