White Water Lily Botanical Poster


SKU: HD-PO0027

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White Water Lily Botanical Poster - Nymphaea alba

The Science:

The Water Lily or White Lotus can be found growing in large ponds and lakes. Its leaves can be up to 30 centimeters in diameter. The flowers, stalks, and roots contain active alkaloids that are sedatives, and can act as anaphrodisiac, lowering the libido. For hundreds of years, monks and nuns used extracts from the roots of the water lily mixed into wine as way to suppress sexual urges. 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-PO0027
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Nymphaea alba
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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