Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) - Floral Prism Desk Lamp

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This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), 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.

Butterfly Weed, so named for, perhaps obviously, it's attractiveness to butterflies and other pollinators - most notably the iconic Monarch Butterflies - is a native of the northeastern US, known for it's strikingly unique orange flowers. This particular sprig was a native garden flower grown in a family member's garden, so no native habitat was disturbed in it's harvesting.

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.