Vintage hemp plant drawing showing the pretty purple flowers of this controversial plant. Hemp is a fibrous plant that can be used to make strong rope, oil, thread and fabrics. And, yes, it is that weed that folks smoke.
I’m not sure how someone might want to use this botanical print of a hemp plant, but here it is if anyone wants it.
Lessons From the Vegetable World, printed in 1858, included a number of colorized vegetable and flower images like this one.
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