Woolly Morning Glory

Over 140 years ago, Lena Lowis wrote about Familiar India Flowers. Contained within that 1878 were numerous  flower drawings including this beautiful morning glory. These pink flowers were most likely printed and colored by hand.

It is a botanical print labeled argyreia nervosa. It’s a climbing vine that is native to the Indian subcontinent and has been spread as far as Hawaii, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Thanks to the generosity of others, I can in turn share a huge version of this vintage botanical illustration with you. Please click on the pretty pink flowers with so many green leaves to view and download the full-sized version. This woolly morning glory book plate would make a wonderful piece of art on its own or incorporated into a larger work.

Indian Morning Glory botanical print

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.