Meadow Saffron Botanical Poster


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Meadow Saffron Botanical Poster - Colchicum autumnale

The Science:

The Meadow Saffron, also known as Autumn Crocus or Naked Lady, is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant, despite its toxicity - it can cause symptoms similar to arsenic poisoning. Properly refined, the toxin (Known as Colchicine) from Meadow saffron has pharmaceutical uses and is approved by the FDA for the treatment of gout and familial Mediterranean fever. 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-PO0031
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Colchicum autumnale
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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