Botanical art is the art that depicts form, colour and detail. It is the perfect blend of scientifically accurate information but still includes an artistic component to the aesthetically pleasing drawings.
These drawings date back thousands of years first seen in a temple in Egypt that held 275 plants from trips to Syria. Greeks and Romans also created botanical drawings because of their interest in natural sciences.
Most of these first images were created with a medical component and how the plants helped different illnesses.
These drawing were also important in the time of discovery as explorers visited new places where they kept records of seeds, plants and flowers.
They use details of images as well as text to incorporate. The off white paper would be ideal to recreate the traditional sense of these drawings and like the idea of creating as a poster to act as an informative larger scale piece of work. It is something that should be on display such as printing as a poster.