Botanical Illustration - Science and Art

From Anne Pratt's "Flowering Plants of Great Britain" Plate 2 "Traveller's Joy, or Clématis, etc....".

"This beautiful shrub, with its dark-green foliage, and its numerous blossoms of greenish-white hue, is very common in the hedges in those counties where chalk or limestone abounds. Gerarde well named it the Traveller's Joy, for it may be seen far away, decking the hedges, in May and June, with its blossoms, and holding itself to the stronger plants near it by the twisting leaf-stalks which serve as tendrils..."