Flax Botanical Poster


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Flax Botanical Poster - Linum usitatissimum

The Science:

Flax is a domesticated plant, widely cultivated since ancient times for its use in making textiles, for food and oil purposes. Linen cloth was a valuable commodity to the ancient Egyptians, and the cultivation of Flax had spread widely throughout Eurasia by about 5,000 years ago. Linseed oil, made from Flax seed, is the drying oil used in the manufacture of Oil Paint and has also been used medicinally and in cooking for many thousands of years. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0002
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Linum usitatissimum
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
Shipping Restrictions: None.


  • 4
    Colorful and Dramatic Posters

    Posted by Liz on Jul 3rd 2018

    I purchased the dandelion and flax posters to hang together. They look beautiful. Large, colorful and interesting. The dowels and cord were installed with perfect symmetry, making them very easy to hang. I expect that some day I may need to frame them... I gave them a 4 rather than a 5 because, for the price, i was expecting a little more detail in the printing. But overall I love them and am VERY happy with my purchase.

  • 5
    Beautiful posters!

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 26th 2017

    I ordered the Flax Botanical poster and the Pine Botanical poster to hang as a pair. They make a beautiful, stunning wall display. I was also really pleased with the excellent quality and prompt, well packaged shipping.