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Rosebud Orchid [Plate 12 in Catalogue], by William Bartram, 1791.
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Credit: Courtesy of the American Philosophical Society

In this 1791 ink drawing, William Bartram placed a harmonious community of American plants in front of the city of Philadelphia, including the gentle Rosebud orchid in the center and carnivorous Venus flytrap.

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