Flowers In a Glass Vase - A Consideration of Time Gathered and Arrested

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native to Europe; supposedly an aphrodisiac and also used in herbal medicine, but poisonous if ingested

native to eastern Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, northeastern Africa; while not resenbling the Ranunculus asiaticus of today, this flower (not appearing in any of Bosschaert's other paintings) resembles Basilius Bessler's drawing of the flower…

native to Central Europe, northern Italy, and Slovenia; grows in woodlands, along beeches, and over limestone

originated in Central Europe; very hardy, grows in open, sunny areas

originated in the Caucuses, traveled west through Greece and Rome; mentioned in Pliny's Natural History
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