Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) - Floral Prism Desk Light #1

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This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris), 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.

An iconic species of meadows and gardens across the globe, one of the more common Buttercups in Europe and North America, Ranunculus acris owes it's name, like all Buttercups, to it's intensely colored, shimmery yellow flowers. This is due to a special characteristic of Ranunculus flowers, the reflective surface of their petals, giving the flowers an iridescent appearance that is very distinct to the genus.

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.