Heather Botanical Poster


SKU: HD-PO0015

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Heather Botanical Poster - Calluna vulgaris

The Science:

Heather, also known as “Ling,” is a low-growing perennial shrub found widely across Europe and Asia Minor. It serves as a significant food source for many grazing animals, and has been used to tan leather, as a natural dye, and to construct traditional brooms. In the Middle Ages, heather was used as a flavoring agent (rather than hops) in “heather-beer.” Today it is cultivated around the world as an ornamental flowering plant. 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-PO0015
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Calluna vulgaris
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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