Lathyrus vernus ‘Spring Vetchling’ Framed Vintage Floral Botanical Print


Presenting an original vintage botanical print by Elsa M. Felsko, renowned for lifelike depictions of flowers and plants, capturing the intricate beauty of nature with remarkable precision. Each print is professionally framed in an elegant gold frame and floated on a lush green mat.

Print size: 9.5 x 6.5 in (24 x 16.5 cm)

Frame size: 18 x 15 in (45 x 38 cm)

Lathyrus vernus, also known as the Spring Vetchling or Spring Pea, is an enchanting and picturesque flower native to the lush forests of Europe and Siberia. A perennial beauty boasting clusters of dark purple vetch-like flowers, they are reminiscent of delicate peas in bloom. Its elegant, bushy form adds a touch of natural charm to any space, making it perfect for adorning your walls with a timeless botanical allure.

Lathyrus vernus has a rich history, celebrated for its role as a spring bee plant, attracting these pollinators with its high-quality pollen. Its association with the early spring landscape is reflected in its name, derived from the Greek “lathyros” meaning pea or pulse, and “vernus” meaning spring. Despite its petite stature, this perennial makes a lasting impression, blooming from early April to May and remaining green throughout the summer months.

This print captures the essence of Lathyrus vernus, showcasing its vibrant flowers and ferny foliage in exquisite detail. Whether displayed in a cozy nook or as a focal point in a botanical-themed gallery wall, it brings a breath of fresh air and a sense of natural beauty to any room. Add a touch of vintage charm to your decor and celebrate the timeless allure of spring with this captivating botanical print.

Felsko’s dedication to both artistic excellence and scientific accuracy makes her work coveted by botanical enthusiasts, interior decorators, or anyone seeking to infuse their space with the beauty of nature. Each print measures approximately 24 x 16.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 in), and is framed with generous matting adding depth and dimension to the artwork. with an overall frame size of 18 x 15 inches (approximately 45 x 38 cm.)

Elsa Maria Felsko-Schülke (1908 Berlin – 1987 Berlin) was a famed German flower painter and botanist. She studied graphics and design at the Textile School in Berlin, and studied botanical illustration at the University of Göttingen under the botanist Robert Pilger. She initially worked as a botanical illustrator at the University of Göttingen and later for Robert Pilger at the Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem.

This is an original vintage print, not a copy or reproduction. Please note all sales are final!

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