Object: Rosemary

Image Credits

Still Life with Insects by Jan van Kessel, 1653

National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Rosemary was an herb common to Europe, very important in cooking and medicinal uses for Dutch gardens.   Sara Kierstede probably grew this in the medicinal garden that she and her husband Hans kept behind their house.


See a detailed article on the archeology of plant life in New Amsterdam by Joel Grossman, PhD. here.  Courtesy of the Holland Society of New York.