Ranunculus bulbosus ‘St. Anthony’s Buttercup’ 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)

Ranunculus bulbosus, also known as bulbous buttercup or St. Anthony’s turnip, is a charming perennial flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. With its vibrant yellow flowers and deeply divided, long-petioled basal leaves, this plant is a delightful addition to various landscapes.

Standing at 20–40 cm tall, Ranunculus bulbosus boasts erect, branching stems with a corm-like base. Its glossy yellow flowers, adorned with 5–7 petals and strongly reflexed sepals, bloom from April to July, adding a splash of color to lawns, pastures, and fields across its native Western Europe and North Africa range.

The plant’s name derives from its distinctive bulb-like swollen underground stem, or corm, which survives through the winter, ensuring its perennial presence. Other monikers, such as “Goldcup” and “Frogs-foot,” further reflect its unique attributes and appearance.

In various cultures, Ranunculus holds symbolic significance, representing charm, attraction, and even childishness. It has been immortalized in Persian folklore and Victorian flower language, conveying messages of admiration and dazzlement. Ranunculus remains a cherished symbol of love, charm, and natural elegance.

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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