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'Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil'

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Oil on canvas, no date. According to the gallery guide, 'Datura arborea, Linn., [Brugmansia arborea L.] is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries, as it grows like a rank weed. It is better known in English greenhouses under the name Brugmansia arborea, Pers. [...] the leaves are smoked to cure asthma; and the Greeks use them to procure pleasant dreams. The Humming Bird is Trochilus anais'.

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654400

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: North, Marianne (1830-1890)

Filename: NOR_047_070525pl002319.jpg

Image Size: 3673 x 4605 Pixels

Filesize is 11.40MB

Version 2 is 5.53MB

Associated Categories: Botanical Art

Associated Categories: Botanic

Associated Categories: Wildlife

Associated Categories: Marianne North

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