Edward Lear’s Nonsense Botany

Here are some of the charming illustrations from Edward Lear’s Nonsense Botany.

Queerifloria Babyöides

Queerifloria Babyöides

Piggiwiggia Pyramidalis

Piggiwiggia Pyramidalis

Armchairia Comfortabilis

Armchairia Comfortabilis

Manypeeplia Upsidownia

Manypeeplia Upsidownia

Crabbia Horrida

Crabbia Horrida

Smalltoothcombia Domestica

Smalltoothcombia Domestica

I wonder if these drawings were the inspiration for James Thurber’s New Natural History. The entire Nonsense Botany is available on Project Gutenberg.

~ by lolarusa on January 29, 2009.

One Response to “Edward Lear’s Nonsense Botany”

  1. nonsense……indeed. but i appreciate hieght of your stupid imagination.
    but keep doing these. it makes me smile.

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