Plant Identification Through Botanical Illustration

Some of you might have seen botanical illustration because they are becoming quite a trendy thing in design these days. Perhaps in the latest wedding invitation that you received? However, did you know that botanical illustration has a big role in plant identification and adds a big library to the world of flora?

Botanical illustration has been around since the year of 512, when Juliana Anicia illustrated herbal plants for medical purpose. Since then botanical illustrator profession has emerged. What’s important in botanical illustration is that the depiction of form, color and plant species must be scientifically accurate yet also possesses aesthetic values.

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