Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca) - Floral Prism Light
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This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca), preserved in a solid obelisk-shaped prism of resin, underlit by a warm LED light embedded into the resin itself, and finally mounted within a base made of 3D printed wood PLA - a mixture of plant-based, biodegradable plastic and Poplar wood pulp.
A variety of pea flower, Bird Vetch is a native of Europe and Asia that has been widely distributed across North America. It is commonly used as a forage crop for cows and is a common sight in hedgerows and other pastoral landscapes.
This particular specimen is an uncommon cultivar with deep maroon flowers - the closest to true black possible in the botanical world.
The light measures approximately 102mm tall from tip to base and about 43mm wide at the base (4" by 1 11/16"). It is powered by two replaceable #CR2032 batteries and can be powered on and off via a twisting switch under the base. For your convenience, your order will include a replacement set of batteries.
The specimen has been dried thoroughly and coated in a UV resistant finish prior to being embedded in epoxy resin. The cap and findings are made of sturdy stainless steel.
The package will be carefully hand wrapped in bubble wrap, then wrapped with tissue paper and twine.