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    Yellow flag iris

    Date
    1689
    Creator
    Richard Waller (1660 - 1715, British) , naturalist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (painting): 380mm
    width (painting): 240mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
          > flower
    Description
    Botanical study of yellow flag iris [“yellow water flower de luce”] (Iris palustris lutea).
    Transcription
    Iris Palustris lutea Ger.
    Yellow Water flower de luce
    Ric: Waller Pinx
    38
    Object history
    From a series of watercolours of English grasses and wild flowers by Richard Waller (MS/131). The paintings were possibly intended as illustrations for a catalogue of plants by John Ray (1627-1705).
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.8392
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