266 illustrations of flowers and shrubs including: balm, balsam, barberry, bartonia, basil, bearberry, bedstraw, beech, begonia, bellflower, berberis, bindweed, birthwort, bitter cress, black pepper, blackberry, borage, broomrape, bryony, buckeye, buckthorn, buckwheat, bugloss, bur-reed, buttercup, and butterwort

Babiana Stricta Rubro-Cyanea is a bulbous plant found in South Africa. The upper half of the perianth (petals and sepal) is a very brilliant blue while the lower half is a rich crimson. The contrasting colors in the same flower is a characteristic of the babiana flowers.

Babiana Stricta Rubro-Cyanea

Babiana Stricta Rubro-Cyanea is a bulbous plant found in South Africa. The upper half of the perianth…

Baby blue eyes is the common name of <i>nemophila menziesii insignis</i>. The flower is native to California. The flowers are bright, clear blue.

Baby Blue Eyes

Baby blue eyes is the common name of nemophila menziesii insignis. The flower is native to California.…

The bacca of a plant.

Bacca

The bacca of a plant.

"An erect, branching perennial, herbaceous plant of the natural order Labiatae, a native of the south of Europe, naturalised in a few places in England." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Balm

"An erect, branching perennial, herbaceous plant of the natural order Labiatae, a native of the south…

Balm, more properly known as balsam, is a gum derived from the balsam-tree. It was considered valuable in the healing of external wounds.
<p>Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? Jeremiah 8:22 ASV

Balm

Balm, more properly known as balsam, is a gum derived from the balsam-tree. It was considered valuable…

"Balsam (Impatiens Noli-me-tangere). a, top of stem with leaves and flowers; b, ripe fruit unopened; c, ripe fruit, elastically opening." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Balsam

"Balsam (Impatiens Noli-me-tangere). a, top of stem with leaves and flowers; b, ripe fruit unopened;…

A flower of eastern origin.

Balsam

A flower of eastern origin.

Balsam pear is the common name of <i>momordica charantia</i>. The plant is native to tropical Africa and Asia. The flowers are yellow and one inch across.

Balsam Pear

Balsam pear is the common name of momordica charantia. The plant is native to tropical Africa and Asia.…

"Impatiens macrochila; 2. a diagram of its flower; 3. its stamens; 4. fruit of I. Balsamina (rose balsam); 5. its embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Large-Lipped Balsam

"Impatiens macrochila; 2. a diagram of its flower; 3. its stamens; 4. fruit of I. Balsamina (rose balsam);…

The common name of bambusa is bamboo cane. Bambusa arundinacea, the reed like variety, grows between fifty and sixty feet in height. The stem is very stout with light green leaves.

Bambusa Arundinacea

The common name of bambusa is bamboo cane. Bambusa arundinacea, the reed like variety, grows between…

Bambusa aurea, golden bamboo cane, grows between six and ten feet tall. Bambusa aurea has a yellowish color when fully mature. This variety of bamboo is native to China.

Bambusa Aurea

Bambusa aurea, golden bamboo cane, grows between six and ten feet tall. Bambusa aurea has a yellowish…

Bambusa nana is the dwarf variety of bamboo cane. Bambusa nana grows between six and eight feet tall.

Bambusa Nana

Bambusa nana is the dwarf variety of bamboo cane. Bambusa nana grows between six and eight feet tall.

The barbacenia purpurea is a purple flower. The flower is funnel shaped with leaves with serrated edges.

Barbacenia Purpurea

The barbacenia purpurea is a purple flower. The flower is funnel shaped with leaves with serrated edges.

Section of a seed of Barberry, showing the straight embryo in the middle of the albumen.

Barberry

Section of a seed of Barberry, showing the straight embryo in the middle of the albumen.

Shoot of common Barberry, showing transition of foliage-leaves to spines.

Barberry

Shoot of common Barberry, showing transition of foliage-leaves to spines.

Berberis (B&eacute;r-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from 1-5 m tall with thorny shoots, native to the temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. They are closely related to the genus Mahonia, which is included within Berberis by some botanists.

Barberry

Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous…

"Spiny leaves of barberry." -Bergen, 1896

Barberry Leaves

"Spiny leaves of barberry." -Bergen, 1896

Of the barberry family (Berberidaceae), the seeds of the blue cohosh or Caulophyllum thalictroides.

Blue Cohosh Seeds

Of the barberry family (Berberidaceae), the seeds of the blue cohosh or Caulophyllum thalictroides.

"Berberis vulgaris. 1. stamen; 2. perpendicular section of a pistil with one stamen and one petal adhering; 3. cross section of the fruit; 4. 5. perpendicular section of the seed of B. bulgaris and B. Aquifolium." -Lindley, 1853

European Barberry

"Berberis vulgaris. 1. stamen; 2. perpendicular section of a pistil with one stamen and one petal adhering;…

Of the barberry family (Berberidaceae), the may apple or Podophyllum peltatum.

May Apple

Of the barberry family (Berberidaceae), the may apple or Podophyllum peltatum.

Of the barberry family (Berberidaceae), the twinleaf or Jeffersonia diphylla.

Twinleaf

Of the barberry family (Berberidaceae), the twinleaf or Jeffersonia diphylla.

Barnadesia is a deciduous shrub; it sheds its leaves annually. Barnadesia rosea has solitary, rose colored flowers. This shrub is native to South America.

Barnadesia Rosea

Barnadesia is a deciduous shrub; it sheds its leaves annually. Barnadesia rosea has solitary, rose colored…

"Bud of the Bartlett pear, with petals removed, showing the incurved stamens." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Bartlett Pear Bud

"Bud of the Bartlett pear, with petals removed, showing the incurved stamens." -Department of Agriculture,…

"Emasculated bud of the Bartlett pear, showing only the five pistils." Department of Agriculture, 1899

Bartlett Pear Bud

"Emasculated bud of the Bartlett pear, showing only the five pistils." Department of Agriculture, 1899

The flower of the Bartlett pear.

Bartlett Pear Flower

The flower of the Bartlett pear.

Bartonia aurea flowers are bright yellow with five petals. This flower grows up to one foot tall. Two or three flowers grow together on each stem.

Flower of Bartonia Aurea

Bartonia aurea flowers are bright yellow with five petals. This flower grows up to one foot tall. Two…

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), yellow bartonia (Bartonia virginiana).

Yellow Bartonia

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), yellow bartonia (Bartonia virginiana).

"A genus of plants of the natural order Labiatae. The species are all natives of the tropics, or of the warmer temperate parts of the world, and are generally characterized by a pleasant aromatic smell and taste." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Basil

"A genus of plants of the natural order Labiatae. The species are all natives of the tropics, or of…

Bastard balm is the common name of melittis melissophyllum. The flowers are cream white spotted with pink or purple. The flowers bloom in May.

Bastard Balm

Bastard balm is the common name of melittis melissophyllum. The flowers are cream white spotted with…

"A perennial plant with long creeping stems, heart-shaped leaves on long stalks, and variously lobed, large purple flowers much resembling those of the best known species of Convolvulus, and very large oblong acuminated tubers." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Batatas

"A perennial plant with long creeping stems, heart-shaped leaves on long stalks, and variously lobed,…

The bayberry or Myrica cerifera is small tree native to North America and used in candlemaking and for medicinal purposes.

Bayberry

The bayberry or Myrica cerifera is small tree native to North America and used in candlemaking and for…

Bayberry is the common name of <i>myrica carolinensis</i>. The shrub grows two to eight feet tall. The shrub blooms in March and April. It is native from Nova Scotia to Florida and Alabama.

Bayberry

Bayberry is the common name of myrica carolinensis. The shrub grows two to eight feet tall. The shrub…

Bead plant is the common name of netera depressa. Pictured is the plants in flower and fruit and the detached flower and fruit. The flowers are greenish and very small. The fruit is round and bright orange.

Bead Plant

Bead plant is the common name of netera depressa. Pictured is the plants in flower and fruit and the…

Beans are in the legume family.

Bean

Beans are in the legume family.

The fava bean plant (Vicia faba or Faba vulgaris) is a flowering plant in the Fabaceae family of legumes.

Fava Bean

The fava bean plant (Vicia faba or Faba vulgaris) is a flowering plant in the Fabaceae family of legumes.

Helleborus foetidus is commonly known as bear's foot. The flowers are green with brown edged sepals. The flowers are about one inch across. The entire plant is poisonus.

Fruit of Bear's Foot (Helleborus Foetidus)

Helleborus foetidus is commonly known as bear's foot. The flowers are green with brown edged sepals.…

Of the Heath family (Ericaceae), the bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi).

Bearberry

Of the Heath family (Ericaceae), the bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi).

A herb plant.

Spring Beauty

A herb plant.

"Callicarpa longifolia. 1. flower opened longitudinally; 2. part of fruit of C. americana; 3. its seed." -Lindley, 1853

Beautyberry

"Callicarpa longifolia. 1. flower opened longitudinally; 2. part of fruit of C. americana; 3. its seed."…

Named "Great Basin Violet," a flowering plant native to western United States.

Viola Beckwithii

Named "Great Basin Violet," a flowering plant native to western United States.

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the licorice bedstraw (Galium circaezans).

Licorice Bedstraw

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the licorice bedstraw (Galium circaezans).

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the Northern bedstraw (Galium boreale).

Northern Bedstraw

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the Northern bedstraw (Galium boreale).

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum).

Rough Bedstraw

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum).

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the small bedstraw (Galium trifidum).

Small Bedstraw

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the small bedstraw (Galium trifidum).

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the yellow bedstraw (Galium verum).

Yellow Bedstraw

Of the Madder family (Rubiaceae), the yellow bedstraw (Galium verum).

Pictured is a bee gathering nectar from the raspberry blossom. B pictures a section through ripe fruit.

Bee Gathering Nectar

Pictured is a bee gathering nectar from the raspberry blossom. B pictures a section through ripe fruit.

"Fagus sylvatica; 1. male catkins; 2. female do.; 3. the latter, with the scales of the involucre stripped off to show the ovaries at the apex; 4. a male flower; 5. a half-grown male with the involucre, now consisting of consolidated scales, forced back; 6. a ripe involucre opening and exposing the nuts; 7. a transverse section of a ripe nut; 8. the same of a young ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Common Beech

"Fagus sylvatica; 1. male catkins; 2. female do.; 3. the latter, with the scales of the involucre stripped…

Of the Broom-rape family (Orobanchaceae), the beech-drops (Epifagus virginiana).

Beech-Drops

Of the Broom-rape family (Orobanchaceae), the beech-drops (Epifagus virginiana).

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa).

Beggar-Ticks

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa).

"Begonia Flowers. A, staminate flower; B, pistillate flower; C, twisted stigmas, enlarged; D, cross-section of ovary; o, ovary; s, sepals; p, petals." -Bergen, 1896

Begonia

"Begonia Flowers. A, staminate flower; B, pistillate flower; C, twisted stigmas, enlarged; D, cross-section…

A plant with showy flowers of white, pink, or yellow, and often attractively marked leaves.

Begonia

A plant with showy flowers of white, pink, or yellow, and often attractively marked leaves.

Begonia admiration is a single-flowered variety. The flowers are a vivid, orange-scarlet color. Begonia admiration has a dwarf, compact habit and is free flowering.

Flowering Branch of Begonia Admiration

Begonia admiration is a single-flowered variety. The flowers are a vivid, orange-scarlet color. Begonia…

Begonia davisii has bright red flowers. Six flowers spread together from a common center. The leaves are green and slightly hairy with a red underside.

Begonia Davisii

Begonia davisii has bright red flowers. Six flowers spread together from a common center. The leaves…

A Begonia flower. <em>a</em>: Staminate flower. <em>b</em>: Pistillate flower.

Begonia Flowers

A Begonia flower. a: Staminate flower. b: Pistillate flower.

The flowers of begonia heracieifolia are rose colered. The leaves are on long, hairy stalks. The leave a large, palm shaped, hairy, and they are a bronzy green color.

Begonia Heracleifolia

The flowers of begonia heracieifolia are rose colered. The leaves are on long, hairy stalks. The leave…

Begonia maculate is a spotted, woody shrub. The under side of the leaves are bright crimson, the upper side is green with numerous round spots of silvery white. The flowers range in color from white to coral-red. The capsule has one long, narrow wing.

Habit, Capsule, and Flower of Begonia Maculata

Begonia maculate is a spotted, woody shrub. The under side of the leaves are bright crimson, the upper…

The stem of the begonia manicata shrub is fleshy, twisted, and short. The leaves are smooth with fleshy, scale-like hairs on the underside. The flowers are pink with two petals.

Begonia Manicata

The stem of the begonia manicata shrub is fleshy, twisted, and short. The leaves are smooth with fleshy,…

The stem of the begonia polypetala is about one foot high and has soft, long, white hairs. The flower is red with nine or ten petals.

Begonia Polypetala

The stem of the begonia polypetala is about one foot high and has soft, long, white hairs. The flower…

Begonia Queen of Whites has large, pure white flowers.

Begonia Queen of Whites

Begonia Queen of Whites has large, pure white flowers.

"Begonia is an extensive genus of succulent-stemmed herbaceous plants, order Begoniace&aelig;, with fleshy oblique leaves of various colors, and showy unisexual flowers, the whole perianth colored. They readily hybridize, and many fine varieties have been raised from the tuberous-rooted kinds. From the shape of their leaves they have been called elephant's ear. Almost all the plants of the order are tropical."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Begonia Rex

"Begonia is an extensive genus of succulent-stemmed herbaceous plants, order Begoniaceæ, with…