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Poisonous Collection

"Unveiling the Dark Side

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Rattlesnake Warning Sign

Rattlesnake Warning Sign
JZ-2452 Rattlesnake Warning Sign USA Jim Zipp Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imagePoisonous Collection: White bryony poison plant engraving 1857

White bryony poison plant engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imagePoisonous Collection: COMMON TOAD - studio

COMMON TOAD - studio
JD-15445 COMMON TOAD - studio Bufo bufo John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Mushrooms Larousse 1913

Mushrooms Larousse 1913
A large number of mushroom varieties, with helpful information on which ones are edible, poisonous, or suspect

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Poisonous Mushrooms, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Poisonous Mushrooms, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Poisonous Mushrooms: Plate 9, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Fly agaric mushrooms

Fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria), artwork. This mushroom is powerfully hallucinogenic, containing the drugs ibotenic acid and muscimol

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Poisonous and Toxic Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Poisonous and Toxic Plants, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Wildflowers, Poisonous and Toxic Plants: Plate 24

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Poison plants lithograph 1895

Poison plants lithograph 1895
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens, 5th edition 17 volumes Bibliographisches Institut - Leipzig 1895-1897

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants
Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna); Thorn Apple (Datura Stramonium); Henbane (Hyoscyamus Niger); Mezereon (Daphne Mezereum); Fools Parsley (Aethusa Cynapium);

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Bryant and May safety match matchbox label

Bryant and May safety match matchbox label
Bryant and May special safety match matchbox label with prize medals and stating protection from fire and are not poisonous Date: c. 1910s

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Picture No. 10750866

Picture No. 10750866
Dyeing Poison Dart Frog Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius azureus) Date:

Background imagePoisonous Collection: The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. Artist: John Leech

The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. Artist: John Leech
The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. This cartoon indicts the sweet-making industry. At the time, many strange, and possibly noxious ingredients were used in sweets

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON

Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON
VT-5 STONEFISH - on beach Poisonous Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Common Thorn Apple, Jimson Weed -Datura stramonium-, seed pod, Europe

Common Thorn Apple, Jimson Weed -Datura stramonium-, seed pod, Europe

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Botanik Digitalis purpurea L. Fingerhut 160: 1

Botanik Digitalis purpurea L. Fingerhut 160: 1
Foxglove leaf. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through a leaf from a foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) plant, showing its hairs (trichomes)

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Hellebore flowers

Hellebore flowers (Helleborus sp.). This plant is poisonous, but preparations made from it have been used in herbal medicine for centuries

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Cone Shell - deadly poisonous mollusc. Tropical marine

Cone Shell - deadly poisonous mollusc. Tropical marine
PM-10480 Cone Shell - deadly poisonous mollusc Tropical marine Conus sp. venomous Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Fierce snake / Western Taipan / Inland taipan

Fierce snake / Western Taipan / Inland taipan
AUS-997 Fierce snake / Western Taipan / Inland taipan Simpson Desert, Northern Territory, Australia Oxyuranus microlepidotus John Wombey / Auscape / ardea.com Auscape Please note that prints are for

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica

Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica
MAR-290 Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N.P. Costa Rica Bothriechis schlegelii Thomas Marent Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Red-banded Poison Frog on bromeliad Cauca, Colombia

Red-banded Poison Frog on bromeliad Cauca, Colombia
MAR-106 Red-banded Poison Arrow / Dart Frog on bromeliad Cauca, Colombia Oophaga lehmanni Thomas Marent Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Komodo Dragon Komodo Island, Indonesia

Komodo Dragon Komodo Island, Indonesia
AW-5956 KOMODO DRAGON - showing forked tongue Komodo Island, Indonesia Varanus komodoensis Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Tarantula Spider

Tarantula Spider
TEA-53 TARANTULA / Bird-eating Spider Andy Teare Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Hellebore botanical engraving 1857

Hellebore botanical engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Poison plants lithograph 1895

Poison plants lithograph 1895
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens, 5th edition 17 volumes Bibliographisches Institut - Leipzig 1895-1897

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Lionfish

Lionfish (Pterois volitans). This fish has poisonous spines in its fins. The sting is extremely painful, but is unlikely to be fatal to a human. Photographed in Irian Jaya, Indonesia

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Lionfish on a reef

Lionfish on a reef
Lionfish (Pterois volitans) hunting smaller fish on a coral reef. The lionfish is a predator, often hunting in groups. It uses its widespread fins to force prey, mostly smaller fish

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Fly agaric fungi

Fly agaric fungi (Amanita muscaria). The mycelium of the fly agaric fungus shares a symbiotic relationship with spruce, forming a mycorrhizal sheath around the roots of the tree

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Delphinium flowers

Delphinium flowers
Delphinium (Delphinium Blue Indulgence ) flowers

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley
LA-1620 LILY OF THE VALLEY Convallaria majalis Native to woods in Europe, northern Asia and North America, often cultivated. All parts of the plant are poisonous. Belongs to the lily family

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)-Arizona-One of only two venomous lizards in the world-protected

Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)-Arizona-One of only two venomous lizards in the world-protected species-in Saguaro
CAN-3055 Gila Monster -in Saguaro cactus "boot" Arizona, USA Heloderma suspectum One of only two venomous lizards in the world-protected species. Delivers venom through grooved teeth

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants
Water Hemlock (Cicuta Virosa); Conium Maculatum; Digitalis Purpurea; Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia Cyparissias); Pasque Flower (Anemone Pulsatilla); Autumn Crocus

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Varieties of mushrooms

Varieties of mushrooms
Varieties of mushroom, the two poisonous items are labelled in green

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, 1937 (lithograph)

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, 1937 (lithograph)
2622158 Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, 1937 (lithograph) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vintage illustration of edible and poisonous mushrooms; lithograph)

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Nature, Fauna

Nature, Fauna
Rough Scaled Tree Viper (Hairy Viper), Atheris hispidis, Native to Uganda & Western Kenya

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Hellebore flowers

Hellebore flowers (Helleborus sp.). This plant is poisonous, but preparations made from it have been used in herbal medicine for centuries

Background imagePoisonous Collection: bones, poisonous, reptile, skeleton, snake

bones, poisonous, reptile, skeleton, snake
Snake skeleton on black background

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Picture No. 10752424

Picture No. 10752424
Deadly nightshade with berries (Atropa belladonna) Date:

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Foxglove, Digitalis, Snap Dragon, Antirrhinum, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Foxglove, Digitalis, Snap Dragon, Antirrhinum, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Foxglove, Digitalis, Snap Dragon, Antirrhinum, Victorian Botanical Illustration, from The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp. )

Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp. )
Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Deadly nightshade poison engraving 1857

Deadly nightshade poison engraving 1857
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by Wlliiam Rhind 1855

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Picture No. 10751572

Picture No. 10751572
Golden Poison Arrow / Dart Frog (Phyllobates terribilis) Date:

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Amaryllis vittata, amaryllis

Amaryllis vittata, amaryllis
Illustration No.3 by Peter Brown, c. 1760s. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Acorns English Oak

Acorns English Oak
DAD-1131 ENGLISH OAK - acorns Ouercus robur David C Dixon Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Western brown snake (Gwardar) - juvenile

Western brown snake (Gwardar) - juvenile
AUS-976 Western brown snake (Gwardar) - juvenile. 30km northeast of Auski Roadhouse, Western Australia Pseudonaja nuchalis Greg Harold / Auscape / ardea.com Auscape Please note that prints are for

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Komodo dragon - on beach - back view. Komodo Island - Indonesia

Komodo dragon - on beach - back view. Komodo Island - Indonesia
WAT-14738 Komodo dragon - on beach - back view Komodo Island - Indonesia. Varanus komodoensis M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica

Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica
MAR-293 Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N.P. Costa Rica Bothriechis schlegelii Thomas Marent Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Boomslang Snake Showing fangs Chobe, Botswana, Africa

Boomslang Snake Showing fangs Chobe, Botswana, Africa
CRH-261 Boomslang Snake - Showing fangs shows fangs, Botswana Dispholidus typus Chris Harvey Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePoisonous Collection: Komodo Dragon Komodo Island, Indonesia. Ditital Manipulation: added tongue AW-5956

Komodo Dragon Komodo Island, Indonesia. Ditital Manipulation: added tongue AW-5956
AW-5948-M Komodo Dragon Komodo Island, Indonesia. Varanus komodoensis Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way



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"Unveiling the Dark Side: Exploring the Enigmatic World of Poisonous" Step into a time capsule with Mushrooms Larousse 1913 and embark on a journey through Victorian Botanical Illustrations, where Poisonous Mushrooms take center stage. Picture No. 10750866 captures the essence of these captivating yet deadly fungi, showcasing their vibrant colors and intricate details. But beware. Just like the Rattlesnake Warning Sign, these Fly Agaric mushrooms possess an allure that can be fatal if consumed. Delve deeper into this realm as we uncover lithographs from 1895 depicting Poison Plants in all their treacherous glory. Victorian Botanical Illustrations continue to mesmerize us with depictions of Toxic and Poisonous Plants. These illustrations serve as both a cautionary tale and a testament to nature's ability to conceal danger within its beauty. The Bryant and May safety match matchbox label reminds us that even seemingly harmless objects can harbor poison. White Bryony, depicted in an engraving from 1857, stands tall as one such plant capable of causing harm when handled carelessly. Venturing beyond land, we encounter the Stonefish VT 5 - Valerie Taylor's remarkable photograph capturing this venomous creature lurking beneath ocean waves. Its camouflage is so effective that it remains virtually invisible until it strikes unsuspecting prey or unfortunate swimmers. Lastly, let us not forget about our terrestrial companions; behold the COMMON TOAD in all its mysterious splendor captured by studio photography. This seemingly innocuous amphibian secretes toxins potent enough to deter predators while serving as a reminder that appearances can indeed be deceiving. In this captivating exploration of "poisonous, " we are reminded of nature's delicate balance between beauty and danger. From ancient mushroom knowledge to Victorian botanical artistry, each image serves as a poignant reminder to tread carefully amidst Mother Nature's vast tapestry – for hidden among her wonders lie the poisonous secrets that can bring both awe and peril.