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

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the tall blazing star (Liatris scariosa).

Tall Blazing Star

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the tall blazing star (Liatris scariosa).

The bleeding heart is a flowering plant of the poppy family.

Bleeding Heart

The bleeding heart is a flowering plant of the poppy family.

Bleeding heart is the common name of dicentra spectabilis. The plant grows one to two feet tall. The flowers are large and deep rosy red. The plant is native to Japan.

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding heart is the common name of dicentra spectabilis. The plant grows one to two feet tall. The…

Of the Mint family (Labiatae), the downy blephilia (Blephilia ciliata).

Downy Blephilia

Of the Mint family (Labiatae), the downy blephilia (Blephilia ciliata).

"Gynandria. A, section of flower of Bletia' B, separated column of same, composed of the united style and filaments, bearing the stigma (s) and anthers (an)." -Whitney, 1911

Gynandria of Bletia

"Gynandria. A, section of flower of Bletia' B, separated column of same, composed of the united style…

The bloodroot or Sanguinaria canadensis is a flowering plant with medicinal uses.

Bloodroot

The bloodroot or Sanguinaria canadensis is a flowering plant with medicinal uses.

Illustrated are seed berries of blue cohosh. Blue cohosh is the common name of caulophyllum thalictrioides.

Blue Cohosh

Illustrated are seed berries of blue cohosh. Blue cohosh is the common name of caulophyllum thalictrioides.

The blue flag or Iris versicolor is an iris with medicinal uses.

Blue Flag

The blue flag or Iris versicolor is an iris with medicinal uses.

Low woody perennial plant bearing blueberry fruit.

Bush Blueberry

Low woody perennial plant bearing blueberry fruit.

Common Bluet, of the Order Rubiaceae.

Bluet

Common Bluet, of the Order Rubiaceae.

Blumenbachia chuquitensis flowers have red petals and yellow insides. There are ten petals per flower. Each flower grows alone on a stem.

Blumenbachia Chuquitensis

Blumenbachia chuquitensis flowers have red petals and yellow insides. There are ten petals per flower.…

The flowers of blumenbachia coronata are crown shaped. The flowers are a pure, glossy white.

Flower of Blumenbachia Coronata

The flowers of blumenbachia coronata are crown shaped. The flowers are a pure, glossy white.

The bocconia cordata shrub has numerous, tan flowers. The stems grow close together, set thickly with leaves. The leaves are large, roundish, and deeply veined.

Habit and Flower of Bocconia Cordata

The bocconia cordata shrub has numerous, tan flowers. The stems grow close together, set thickly with…

Leaves long petioled; flowers inconspicuous.

Boehmeria

Leaves long petioled; flowers inconspicuous.

Leaves long petioled; flowers minute, in sessile clusters on branch.

Boehmeria

Leaves long petioled; flowers minute, in sessile clusters on branch.

The flowers of Bolax glebaria, a flowering plant in the Apiaceae family.

Bolax

The flowers of Bolax glebaria, a flowering plant in the Apiaceae family.

Large bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

Large boll

Large bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

Small bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

Small bolls

Small bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

The flowers of bomarea carderi are bell shaped and have six segments. The outer three segments are rose colored. The inner three are equal in length and spotted with purplish brown.

Flowers of Bomarea Carderi

The flowers of bomarea carderi are bell shaped and have six segments. The outer three segments are rose…

The outer segments of bomarea edulis are rose with green tips. The inner segments are spotted with rose. The tubers are edible and are similar to Jerusalem Artichoke.

Flowering Branch of Bomarea Edulis

The outer segments of bomarea edulis are rose with green tips. The inner segments are spotted with rose.…

The flower of bomarea oligantha is funnel shaped. The outer segments are slightly shorter than the inner segments. The flower is reddish on the outside and yellow on the inside.

Bomarea Oligantha

The flower of bomarea oligantha is funnel shaped. The outer segments are slightly shorter than the inner…

A plant which belongs to the Limonium genus; a variety of perennials of over 100 species such as a sea lavender.

Limonium Bonduellii

A plant which belongs to the Limonium genus; a variety of perennials of over 100 species such as a sea…

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the boneset (Mikania scandens).

Boneset

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the boneset (Mikania scandens).

Boneset and thoroughwort are the common names of eupatorium perfoliatum. The flowers are grayish white and grow in dense clusters. The plant is hairy and grows two to three feet tall.

Boneset

Boneset and thoroughwort are the common names of eupatorium perfoliatum. The flowers are grayish white…

The common boneset or Eupatorium perfoliatum was used for medicinal purposes.

Common Boneset

The common boneset or Eupatorium perfoliatum was used for medicinal purposes.

This plant belongs to the Boraginaceae family. An annual plant; native of Great Britain.

Borage

This plant belongs to the Boraginaceae family. An annual plant; native of Great Britain.

A borage flower

Borage

A borage flower

The common name of borago officinalis is common borage. The flowers are blue, purple, or white. The flowers bloom June through September.

Borago Officinalis

The common name of borago officinalis is common borage. The flowers are blue, purple, or white. The…

The flowers of boronia megastigma are maroon purple on the outside and yellow on the inside. This shrub grows one foot high. This shrub can be found in southwestern Australia.

Flowering Branches of Boronia Megastigma

The flowers of boronia megastigma are maroon purple on the outside and yellow on the inside. This shrub…

Boucerosia europaea has numerous flowers. The flowers are purple-brown or yellow. This flower blooms in the summer.

Boucerosia Europaea

Boucerosia europaea has numerous flowers. The flowers are purple-brown or yellow. This flower blooms…

"Colony of Bougainvillea fruticosa, natural size, attached to the underside of a piece of floating timber." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bougainvillea Fruticosa

"Colony of Bougainvillea fruticosa, natural size, attached to the underside of a piece of floating timber."…

"Portion of colony of Bougainvillea (Endendrium) fruiticosa (Anthomedusae calyptoblastea) more magnified." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bougainvillea Fruticosa

"Portion of colony of Bougainvillea (Endendrium) fruiticosa (Anthomedusae calyptoblastea) more magnified."…

The bracts of bougainvillea spectabilis are a dull, brick red shaded with scarlet. Bougainvillea is native to South America.

Flowering Branch of Bougainvillea Spectabillis

The bracts of bougainvillea spectabilis are a dull, brick red shaded with scarlet. Bougainvillea is…

Bouvardia is an evergreen shrub. There are three flowers per stem and leaves sit opposite each other. There are many varieties of bouvardia.

Flowering Branch of Bouvardia

Bouvardia is an evergreen shrub. There are three flowers per stem and leaves sit opposite each other.…

Bouvardia Alfred Neuner flowers are white or slightly tinged with rose. Bouvardia Alfred Neuner is a garden hybrid.

Bouvardia Alfred Neuner

Bouvardia Alfred Neuner flowers are white or slightly tinged with rose. Bouvardia Alfred Neuner is a…

Bouvardia leinatha has smooth, red flowers. This shrub grows to two feet in height. The flowers bloom July to November.

Bouvardia Leiantha

Bouvardia leinatha has smooth, red flowers. This shrub grows to two feet in height. The flowers bloom…

"The flowers are large, of a most brilliant crimson color, and produced in the greatest profusion, if planted in pots, or better still, in small earthen hanging baskets, say about six bulbs in a six-inch basket."—Heinrich, 1887

Oxalis Boweii

"The flowers are large, of a most brilliant crimson color, and produced in the greatest profusion, if…

Bowiea volubilis has few flowers. The flowers grow on small stalks. True leaves are not developed for several years. This plant blooms in October.

Habit, Flower, and Fruit of Bowiea Volubilis

Bowiea volubilis has few flowers. The flowers grow on small stalks. True leaves are not developed for…

The Bowman's Root (Gillenia trifoliata) is an ornamental plant in the rose family, Rosaceae.

Bowman's Root

The Bowman's Root (Gillenia trifoliata) is an ornamental plant in the rose family, Rosaceae.

Pictured are the stamens of a vertical cross section of an ovary from a flower of the <i>brachyceras</i> group.

Brachyceras Group

Pictured are the stamens of a vertical cross section of an ovary from a flower of the brachyceras group.

The flowers of brachycome iberidifolia are blue or white with a dark center. The flowers bloom in the summer and autumn. This plant is similar to daisys in structure.

Habit and Flowering Branch of Brachycome Iberidifolia

The flowers of brachycome iberidifolia are blue or white with a dark center. The flowers bloom in the…

"Bracteae.--Small leaves placed between the proper leaves of the plant and the flower-cup." -Newman, 1850

Bractea

"Bracteae.--Small leaves placed between the proper leaves of the plant and the flower-cup." -Newman,…

"Transition from bracts to sepals in a cactus flower." -Bergen, 1896

Bracts to Sepals

"Transition from bracts to sepals in a cactus flower." -Bergen, 1896

"Bragantia Blumei. 1. a section of its wood; 2. one of its flowers; 3. a seed; 4. the same divided perpendicularly; 5. anthers and stigma of Asarum." -Lindley, 1853

Bragantia

"Bragantia Blumei. 1. a section of its wood; 2. one of its flowers; 3. a seed; 4. the same divided perpendicularly;…

"Branch of Common Bramble. a.-- Flower; b.-- Fruit. Bramble, the name commonly applied to the bush with trailing prickly stems which bears the well-known berries usually called in Scotland brambles, and in England blackberries." -Vaughan, 1906

Common Bramble

"Branch of Common Bramble. a.-- Flower; b.-- Fruit. Bramble, the name commonly applied to the bush with…

Leaves elliptic, the petiole ad under surface coated with a thick jelly-like material.

Brasenia

Leaves elliptic, the petiole ad under surface coated with a thick jelly-like material.

A stout plant with grey scales. The fronds range between 1 and 2 feet, and approximately 1 foot in width. They are commonly found in Brazil.

Polypodium Brasiliense

A stout plant with grey scales. The fronds range between 1 and 2 feet, and approximately 1 foot in width.…

"D. Brasiliensis is exceedingly handsome for the center of a vase or stand, forming a beautiful object, with its fine, broad, recurving foliage."&mdash;Heinrich, 1887

Dracaena Brasiliensis

"D. Brasiliensis is exceedingly handsome for the center of a vase or stand, forming a beautiful object,…

Brassia are tropical, American orchids. The lanceana variety have bright yellow sepals and petals splotched with brown, sometimes deep red. The leaves are dark green.

Single Flower of Brassia Lanceana

Brassia are tropical, American orchids. The lanceana variety have bright yellow sepals and petals splotched…

Brassia maculata flowers are large, pale yellow and spotted with brown. This flower blooms in spring and early summer.

Single Flower of Brassia Maculata

Brassia maculata flowers are large, pale yellow and spotted with brown. This flower blooms in spring…

The brexia madagascariensis tree grows to be twenty feet tall. The flowers are green. This tree is found in Madagascar.

Flowering Branch of Brexia Madagascariensis

The brexia madagascariensis tree grows to be twenty feet tall. The flowers are green. This tree is found…

"Francoa appendiculata. 1. stamens and pistil; 2. cross section of the ovary; 3. perpendicular section of the seed." -Lindley, 1853

Bridal Wreath

"Francoa appendiculata. 1. stamens and pistil; 2. cross section of the ovary; 3. perpendicular section…

British Golden-rod is a member of the large composite genus Solidago, which is chiefly North American. The golden-rods are erect plants, little branched, and often somewhat woody at the base. The foliage is various, usually somewhat lanceolate in shape, and sometimes conspicuously veined. The tiny heads have one series of white or yellow ray-flowers, and are gathered into various forms of inflorescence, often of a massive character; they appear in late summer and early autumn. Although of no commercial value (except as forage for sheep) the golden-rods are conspicuous for their bright color, especially as they are apt to grow in huge colonies in fields and along roadsides.

British Golden-rod

British Golden-rod is a member of the large composite genus Solidago, which is chiefly North American.…

Faba vulgaris is commonly known as broad bean.  It is also known as the fava bean. The flowers are white with a black spot and have five petals

Broad Bean Plant in Flower

Faba vulgaris is commonly known as broad bean. It is also known as the fava bean. The flowers are white…

The flowers of brodiaea coccinea are blood red below with yellowish-green segments. The flowers are one and a half inches long and tube shaped.

Flower and Habit of Brodiaea Coccinea

The flowers of brodiaea coccinea are blood red below with yellowish-green segments. The flowers are…

Of the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), the American brooklime (Veronica americana).

American Brooklime

Of the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), the American brooklime (Veronica americana).

A group of deciduous shrubs that are adapted to dry conditions.

Common Broom

A group of deciduous shrubs that are adapted to dry conditions.

"Branch of Common Broom. a.-- Flowering Branch. Broom, a peculiar name which includes several allied genera of plants distinguished by leguminous fruit and papilionaceous flowers." -Vaughan, 1906

Common Broom

"Branch of Common Broom. a.-- Flowering Branch. Broom, a peculiar name which includes several allied…

Of the Broom-rape family (Orobanchaceae), the naked broom-rape (Orobanche uniflora).

Naked Broom-Rape

Of the Broom-rape family (Orobanchaceae), the naked broom-rape (Orobanche uniflora).

An annual plant , 6 to 15 inches high, with many slender branches of a brownish or straw color, more or less hairy, parasitic upon the roots of other plants.

Broomrape (orobanche ramosa).

An annual plant , 6 to 15 inches high, with many slender branches of a brownish or straw color, more…