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Saffron plant, 18th century

Saffron plant, 18th century

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Saffron plant. This illustration is by the British physician and botanist James Douglas (1675-1742), who wrote several accounts on saffron. This page (which includes diagrams relating to other papers) is from volume 6 of the 1734 edition of 'The Philosophical Transactions', an abridged collection of papers from the Royal Society. The original paper was published in 1723 in volume 32 of 'Philosophical Transactions'. Douglas was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1706.

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