Edelweiss might be the most well-known of the Alpine flowers, but the yellow flowers of the auricula plant deserve a song too. After all, these sunny, yellow flowers are every bit as lovely – just not as well-known. You might recognize it’s common name – mountain cowslip.
No matter what you call the flower depicted in this vintage book plate image, you should know that this is one of those wonderful hand-painted book plates. It is over 150 years old. Imagine, the people who produced this book and the wonderful illustrations are long gone but their work is being shared with yet another generation. I do hope someone finds a great use for it.
This is one of a number of plant images which appeared in the 1858 publication Lessons From the Vegetable World.
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.