Tag Archives: Maria Sibylla Merian

Plant of the Month: April 2019

Which came first, fritillary as the name of a plant (Fritillaria meleagris, the snake‚Äôs-head fritillary, also known as chess-flower, Lazarus-bell, leper-lily, frog-cup, or drooping tulip), or fritillary as the name of a butterfly? It seems that the plant has priority, … Continue reading

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Small But Perfectly Formed

When I was unexpectedly cast upon the shore of the Island of Leisure, nearly three years ago now, one of the resolutions I made to myself in contemplation of the Rest of the Journey of My Life was that I … Continue reading

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