Vintage drawing of the Sarcode sanguinea, one of a number of striking California flowers that are known to grow in the high Sierras. This black and white flower drawing represents a plant that is entirely red in the real world. It’s known as a snow flower because it often begins to bloom before the winter snows are completely melted.
You could easily colorize this flower drawing to look as it does in real life or leave it as a black and white flower drawing. It’s in the public domain so you can pretty much do whatever you like with it. It is from the December 16, 1879, edition of Harper’s Young People.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.