4 DIGITAL PRINTS 8/12 by 11 inches
Physical prints are available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1205207069/ecology-connections-botanical-prints
These hand drawn posters feature four common wildflowers or plants and show how they are connected to the world around them.
You will also receive a digital print explaining the connections and the uses for each plant.
This is a handmade item and you may be able to see paper texture or stray marks on the illustrations.
These would look lovely in your living room, dining area, laundry room, office nursery, or anywhere else you want to bring a touch of nature and appreciation for the natural world.
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Chickweed is an edible and medicinal weed.
It can be eaten raw or cooked and makes a highly nutritious pesto.
Chickweed salve brings soothing relief to insect bites and salves.
Chickens (Gallus domesticus) love to eat chickweed leaves and seeds.
Chickweed seeds attract ground beetles (Pterostichus spp.). These beetles are beneficial predators and valuable to your garden.
Goldenrod is an important host plant for the buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia).
Beneficial insects like the praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) lay their eggs on goldenrod.
The goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis) lays its eggs on the stems of goldenrod, causing the bulging goldenrod galls.
These larvae provide winter food for downy woodpeckers (Picoides pubascens).
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
A beneficial tea can be made from its roots.
The western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) benefits from dandelion blossoms.
Dandelions provide wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) and other birds with important nutrients.
Earthworms (Eisenia foetida) prefer to live in the soil around dandelion roots, so you may want to keep some in the garden not only for your own use, but to keep the earthworms happy.
Sage (Salvia spp.)
Sage is an important host plant to the hummingbird moth (Macroglossum stellatarum).
Plant sage in your garden to repel the carrot fly (Chamaepsila rosae) and the cabbage butterfly (Pieris rapae).
Burning sage can repel mosquitoes. The leaves may be thrown on a campfire or gathered into bundles and burned.
These would look lovely in your living room, dining area, laundry room, office, nursery, or anywhere else you want to bring a touch of nature and appreciation for the natural world.