Petasites Botanical print

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Destination: Krakow, Poland

Bought from an antiquarian bookseller in Krakow’s Old Town, this Victorian era print depicts the leaves and roots of the petasites species. Native to the woodlands of northern Asia, Europe and North America, petasites are mentioned in European and Asian folklore for treating everything from asthma and allergies to chest pain and ulcers. In medieval Europe, they were central in treating symptoms of the plague.


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Details and Dimensions

Yellow mounting.
With mounting: 9.5" Height x 7" Width.
Picture: 7" Height x 5" Width.

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