394 illustrations of flowers and shrubs including: acacia, acanthus, adder's tongue, agave, alfalfa, alisma, allspice, aloe, anacharis, aristolochia, arnica, arrowhead, arrowroot, artichoke, asparagus, aster, azalea, and azolla

"Ornamental plants, cultivated chiefly for their handsome flowers. The Abelias are small or medium-sized bushy shrubs with deciduous or persistent foliage and rather small in numerous flowers varying from white to pink or purple; after the flowers have fallen, the persistent usually purplish sepals are attractive. A. grandiflora, Rehd. Fig. 58. Lvs. ovate, rounded or attenuate at the base, acute, 3/4-1&1/2 in. long, serrate, shining above, nearly glabrous, half-evergreen: fls. in terminal, loose panicles, white flushed pink, campanulate, 3/4in. long; stamens not exserted. Of garden origin. Gt. 41:1366. Gn. 76, p.528. J.H. III. 8:77- One of hte hardiest and most free-flowering abelias; it flowers continuously from June to November." L.H. Bailey, 1917

Glossy Abelia

"Ornamental plants, cultivated chiefly for their handsome flowers. The Abelias are small or medium-sized…

"Aberia Caffra, Hook. f. & Harv. Fig. 59. Thorny, glabrous: lvs. obovate, obtuse, cuneate at base, entire:fls. diaecious, apetalous. G. c. III. 18:737. R. H. 1904:256. -The kei apple of the Cape of Good Hope; a spiny plant grown S. for hedges; is considered promising for S. Calif. and S. Fla. as a fr. plant. Fruit acid, used as pickles or conserves. Proves quite hardy in S. Calif." L.H. Bailey, 1917

Aberia Caffra

"Aberia Caffra, Hook. f. & Harv. Fig. 59. Thorny, glabrous: lvs. obovate, obtuse, cuneate at base, entire:fls.…

Embryo of Abronia umbellata; one of the cotyledons very small.

Abronia

Embryo of Abronia umbellata; one of the cotyledons very small.

Abronia Umbellata are mostly native to California and are recognized by their showy blossoms in dense clusters that are similar to verbena.

Flowers of the Abronia Umbellata Plant

Abronia Umbellata are mostly native to California and are recognized by their showy blossoms in dense…

Abronia Umbellata grow well in light, sandy soil in a fully exposed position. The limbs of the flower like to spread out. Abronia can be sowed in the autumn and planted in the spring.

Habitat of the Abronia Umbellata Plant

Abronia Umbellata grow well in light, sandy soil in a fully exposed position. The limbs of the flower…

"The common wormwood; a European species, much cultivated for its bitter qualities; it contains a volatile oil which is the principle ingredient in the French liquor absinthe."-Whitney, 1902

Absinthium

"The common wormwood; a European species, much cultivated for its bitter qualities; it contains a volatile…

"Abutilon macropodum. 1. an unexpanded flower; 2. the stamens and styles; 3. a ripe fruit, consisting of many carpels, whose upper extremities are free and radiant." -Lindley, 1853

Abutilon

"Abutilon macropodum. 1. an unexpanded flower; 2. the stamens and styles; 3. a ripe fruit, consisting…

Abutilon is a showy, free-growing shrub. There are many hybrids that are cultivated. They grow best in a combination of equal parts of turfy loam, peat, and leaf mould, with some gritty sand. They can be planted both in pots and outside. They also require an abundance of water.

Abutilon Shrub

Abutilon is a showy, free-growing shrub. There are many hybrids that are cultivated. They grow best…

The abutilon insigne is a large flower that has a purplish crimson color with dark leaves. The stem is a deep green with short brown hairs. The petals are short and the flowers hang down loosely.

Abutilon Insigne Flower

The abutilon insigne is a large flower that has a purplish crimson color with dark leaves. The stem…

Abyssinian banana is the common name of <i>musa ensete</i>. The whole plant grows thirty to forty feet tall. The plant yields a good fiber.

Abyssinian Banana

Abyssinian banana is the common name of musa ensete. The whole plant grows thirty to forty feet tall.…

A genus of plants of the order Leguminosae, consisting of trees or shrubs with compound pinnate leaves and small leaflets, growing in Africa, Arabia the East Indies and Australia.

Acacia

A genus of plants of the order Leguminosae, consisting of trees or shrubs with compound pinnate leaves…

The acacia arabica is a white shrub. The flowers of the plant support each other in clusters of three. There are four to six pairs of clusters with each clusters having ten to twenty pairs of small oblong leaves.

Acacia Arabic Branch

The acacia arabica is a white shrub. The flowers of the plant support each other in clusters of three.…

The acacia have small leaves and very small yellow flowers in dense spherical or cylindrical heads. The <em>acacia constricta</em> is well distinguished by the slender pods constricted between the seeds.

Acacia bush (acacia constricta).

The acacia have small leaves and very small yellow flowers in dense spherical or cylindrical heads.…

"A leaf of Acacia. A, as seen by day; B, the same leaf asleep at night." -Bergen, 1896

Acacia Leaf

"A leaf of Acacia. A, as seen by day; B, the same leaf asleep at night." -Bergen, 1896

The acacia riceana branch has yellow flowers that go down the branch in solitary divisions along the stalk. The branch resembles a weeping willow.

Acacia Riceana Branch

The acacia riceana branch has yellow flowers that go down the branch in solitary divisions along the…

The acaena microphylla is an evergreen shrub with long crimson spines. The flowers are shaped like heads and are arranged in spikes. This shrub grows freely and grows well in rock gardens.

Acaena Microphylla Shrub

The acaena microphylla is an evergreen shrub with long crimson spines. The flowers are shaped like heads…

Acantholimon venustum is an evergreen plant that grows in mountain regions. The pink colored flowers are arranged on spikes with twelve to twenty flowers on each spike. The leaves have sharp points.

Acantholimon Venustum Flowers

Acantholimon venustum is an evergreen plant that grows in mountain regions. The pink colored flowers…

Acanthus mollis.

Acanthus

Acanthus mollis.

Acanthus spinosus offers, by its formally regular growth and its crisp, crinkly and prickly leaves, excellent suggestions for decorative conventionalization.

Acanthus

Acanthus spinosus offers, by its formally regular growth and its crisp, crinkly and prickly leaves,…

"A genus of small herbaceous plants of southern Europe and Africa; they have spinosely toothed leaves, and they are sometimes cultivated for the sake of their beautiful foliage."-Whitney, 1902

Acanthus

"A genus of small herbaceous plants of southern Europe and Africa; they have spinosely toothed leaves,…

"A genus of small herbaceous plants of southern Europe and Africa; they have spinosely toothed leaves, and they are sometimes cultivated for the sake of their beautiful foliage."-Whitney, 1902

Acanthus

"A genus of small herbaceous plants of southern Europe and Africa; they have spinosely toothed leaves,…

"The name given by the Greeks and Romans to the plants sometimes called Brancursine, of which it is also the botanical generic name. A. mollis and A. spinosa, natives of the south of Europe, are the species best known. The twining habit of the plants, their large white flowers, and, above all, the beautiful form of their dark and shining leaves, have led to their artistical application, especially in the capitals of Corinthian columns." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Acanthus

"The name given by the Greeks and Romans to the plants sometimes called Brancursine, of which it is…

A genus of plants or shrubs, mostly tropical, two species of which arecharacterized by large white flowers and deeply indented shining leaves.

Acanthus

A genus of plants or shrubs, mostly tropical, two species of which arecharacterized by large white flowers…

Acanthus of Corinthian Capital

Acanthus

Acanthus of Corinthian Capital

"Nelsonia campestris. 1. flowers; 2. pistil; 3. capsule; 4. cross section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Acanthus

"Nelsonia campestris. 1. flowers; 2. pistil; 3. capsule; 4. cross section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

An acanthus plant in front of a pedestal.  Acanthus is a very common decorative plant.

Acanthus

An acanthus plant in front of a pedestal. Acanthus is a very common decorative plant.

Natural form of the acanthus leaf.

Acanthus Leaf

Natural form of the acanthus leaf.

Acanthus leaf artistically modified.

Acanthus Leaf

Acanthus leaf artistically modified.

The acanthus mollis latifolius variety of Bear's Breech have white or rose hued flowers. The flowers of the plant are attached at the base and grow along spikes. The flowers grow in a delicate tubular shape.

Bear's Breech

The acanthus mollis latifolius variety of Bear's Breech have white or rose hued flowers. The flowers…

The acanthus spinosus variety of Bear's Breech has purple flowers growing along spikes. The leaves are spiny.

Acanthus Spinosus Variety of Bear's Breech

The acanthus spinosus variety of Bear's Breech has purple flowers growing along spikes. The leaves are…

This wildflower is common in the high artic and mountains of Eurasia.

Silene Acaulis

This wildflower is common in the high artic and mountains of Eurasia.

Acera Anthropophora, more commonly known as the Green Man Orchis, is a genus of terrestrial orchid. The flower is a greenish color with the lip and petals of the flower margined with red.

The Green Man Orchis

Acera Anthropophora, more commonly known as the Green Man Orchis, is a genus of terrestrial orchid.…

Achillea clavennae flowers have white heads and grow in a convex cluster. The outermost flowers on the plant are the first to open. These flowers grow well in the spring and summer.

Achillea Clavennae Flowers

Achillea clavennae flowers have white heads and grow in a convex cluster. The outermost flowers on the…

Achillea eupatorium flowers are brilliant yellow and grow in convex formations. These flowers are at their peak of beauty for two months. They grow well June through September.

Achillea Eupatorium Flowers

Achillea eupatorium flowers are brilliant yellow and grow in convex formations. These flowers are at…

The achillea tomentosa is a bright yellow flower. The flowers grow in compound convex formations. The leaves are split along the stem.

Achillea Tomentosa Flowers

The achillea tomentosa is a bright yellow flower. The flowers grow in compound convex formations. The…

In order to grow achimenes they have to be started and grown in stove heat until they flower. Roots should be started in February until the end of April. When the shoots are about two inches high then the root can be transplanted to the pots where they will be grown.

Root of the Achimene

In order to grow achimenes they have to be started and grown in stove heat until they flower. Roots…

Achimenes flowers come in various colors including white, red, and purple. The leaves are funnel shaped with serrated edges.

Bouquet of Various Achimenes

Achimenes flowers come in various colors including white, red, and purple. The leaves are funnel shaped…

The achimenes longiflora is a violet colored flower. Each stalk has one flower. This variety can be found in Guatemala.

Achimenes Longiflora Flower

The achimenes longiflora is a violet colored flower. Each stalk has one flower. This variety can be…

"Acicarpha spathulata. 1. section of an entire flower; 2. perpendicular section of ripe fruit." -Lindley, 1853

Acicarpha

"Acicarpha spathulata. 1. section of an entire flower; 2. perpendicular section of ripe fruit." -Lindley,…

Large herb with a very stout stem, often from 1 to 3dm in diameter at base, over 1.5m tall.

Acnida

Large herb with a very stout stem, often from 1 to 3dm in diameter at base, over 1.5m tall.

"a poisonous plant, monk's-hood, wolf's-bane."-Whitney, 1902

Aconite

"a poisonous plant, monk's-hood, wolf's-bane."-Whitney, 1902

The Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) is a European plant in the Ranunculaceae family of buttercups.

Winter Aconite

The Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) is a European plant in the Ranunculaceae family of buttercups.

A plant which produces numerous flowers with oblong white petals. The leaves and stems are slightly hairy. They are commonly found in central and southern Europe.

Ranunculus Aconitifolius

A plant which produces numerous flowers with oblong white petals. The leaves and stems are slightly…

Monk's hood, or aconitum napellus, is a blue flower. Monk's hood is a poisonus plant to both humans and cattle. This flower is often mistaken for horseradish.

Monk's Hood

Monk's hood, or aconitum napellus, is a blue flower. Monk's hood is a poisonus plant to both humans…

Each aconite flower has five petals. The leaves are shaped like palms. The roots of the plant should not be left around because they are poisonous and could be eaten by a person or animal.

Parts of Aconitum Napellus

Each aconite flower has five petals. The leaves are shaped like palms. The roots of the plant should…

Aconitum variegatum flowers are large and blue.  The flowers grown in clusters. Each individual flower has a helmet shape.

Aconitum Variegatum Habit and Flower

Aconitum variegatum flowers are large and blue. The flowers grown in clusters. Each individual flower…

Plants aromatic when crushed.

Acorus

Plants aromatic when crushed.

Acroclinium roseum has many smooth leaves. The flowers are rose colored and stand on slender, erect stems.

Acroclinium Roseum Habit and Flower

Acroclinium roseum has many smooth leaves. The flowers are rose colored and stand on slender, erect…

"Red Baneberry, showing flowering plant and fruiting raceme."-Whitney, 1902

Actaea

"Red Baneberry, showing flowering plant and fruiting raceme."-Whitney, 1902

The acataea spicata has white, bluish flowers with black berries. The berries are poisonous. The common name for acataea spicata is baneberry.

Actaea Spicata Habit and Flower

The acataea spicata has white, bluish flowers with black berries. The berries are poisonous. The common…

A shows the cross section of the ovary of actaea spicata. B shows the cross section of the ovary of paeonia.

Cross Section of Ovary of Actaea Spicata and Paeonia

A shows the cross section of the ovary of actaea spicata. B shows the cross section of the ovary of…

The actinidia volubilis shrub has overlapping petals and leaves. The flowers on this shrub are small and white.

Actinidia Volubilis Shrub

The actinidia volubilis shrub has overlapping petals and leaves. The flowers on this shrub are small…

Also known as Butcher's broom. A shrub with flat shoots that give the appearance of stiff, spine-tipped leaves. It has been known to enhance blood flow to the brain, legs, and hands, and has been used to relieve constipation and water retention.

Ruscus Aculeatus

Also known as Butcher's broom. A shrub with flat shoots that give the appearance of stiff, spine-tipped…

Spanish flower, a tulipia belonging to the Liliaceae family.

Tulipa Acuminata

Spanish flower, a tulipia belonging to the Liliaceae family.

"Acuminate Leaf"-Whitney, 1902

Acuminate

"Acuminate Leaf"-Whitney, 1902

The ada aurantiaca is an orchid that is an orange-scarlet color. Each flower is streaked with black on the inside. There are six to ten blossoms on each long, hanging stem.

Ada Aurantiaca Orchid

The ada aurantiaca is an orchid that is an orange-scarlet color. Each flower is streaked with black…

Adder's tongue is the common name of erythronium americanum. The flowers are yellow with recurved segments. The plant is native from east Canada to Florida and Arkansas.

Adder's Tongue

Adder's tongue is the common name of erythronium americanum. The flowers are yellow with recurved segments.…

Adder-Tongue, Ophioglossum: spore-cases in a kind of spike: <em>a</em>, a portion of the fruiting part , above natural size; showing two rows of the firm spore-cases, which open transversely into two selves.

Adder-Tongue

Adder-Tongue, Ophioglossum: spore-cases in a kind of spike: a, a portion of the fruiting part…

Lphioglossum (adder's-tongue) is a genus of about 25-30 species of Ophioglossales in the family Ophioglossaceae, with a cosmopolitan but primarily tropical and subtropical distribution. The name Ophioglossum comes from the Greek, and means "snake-tongue". Adders-tongues are so-called because the spore-bearing stalk is thought to resemble a snake's tongue. Each plant typically sends up a small, undivided leaf blade with netted venation, and the spore stalk forks from the leaf stalk, terminating in sporangia which are partially concealed within a structure with slitted sides.

Adderstongue

Lphioglossum (adder's-tongue) is a genus of about 25-30 species of Ophioglossales in the family Ophioglossaceae,…

"Adlumia cirrhosa; single leaf and panicle"-Whitney, 1902

Adlumia

"Adlumia cirrhosa; single leaf and panicle"-Whitney, 1902