188 illustrations of flowers and shrubs including: garlic, gaultheria, gentian, geranium, gerardia, ginger, gladiolus, goldenrod, gooseberry, grape, and groundsel

A geranium branch. Geraniums can come in a variety of different colors.

Geranium Branch

A geranium branch. Geraniums can come in a variety of different colors.

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.…

The flower heads of gaillardia aristata grandiflora are yellow with reddish styles in the disk. The flower heads are one to three inches across.

Flowering Branch of Gaillardia Aristata Grandiflora

The flower heads of gaillardia aristata grandiflora are yellow with reddish styles in the disk. The…

This perennial is known for its white cone shaped flowers.

Shortia Galacifolia

This perennial is known for its white cone shaped flowers.

The common name of galanthus is snowdrop. The flowers of galanthus elwesii are white with green spots at the base. The plant grows between six and twelve inches tall.

Flowers of Galanthus Elwesii

The common name of galanthus is snowdrop. The flowers of galanthus elwesii are white with green spots…

The common name of galanthus nivalis is common snowdrop. The flowers are white with the inner three segments streaked with green. There is also a double form of this variety.

Galanthus Nivalis

The common name of galanthus nivalis is common snowdrop. The flowers are white with the inner three…

The common name of galanthus nivalis imperati is the common snowdrop. This a large form of galanthus nivalis. The outer segments of the flower are very abrupt and narrow at the base.

Flowers of Galanthus Nivalis Imperati

The common name of galanthus nivalis imperati is the common snowdrop. This a large form of galanthus…

The common name of galanthus nivalis reflexus is the cremean snowdrop. This flower is different from galanthus nivalis because the outer perianth segments are reflexed.

Flowers of Galanthus Nivalis Reflexus

The common name of galanthus nivalis reflexus is the cremean snowdrop. This flower is different from…

Galanthus nivalis virescens differs from galanthus nivalis because the inner segments are green all over.

Flowers of Galanthus Nivalis Virescens

Galanthus nivalis virescens differs from galanthus nivalis because the inner segments are green all…

Galax aphylla has numerous, small white flowers growing towards the point of a scape. The flowers bloom in July.

Habit and Detached Inflorescence of Galax Aphylla

Galax aphylla has numerous, small white flowers growing towards the point of a scape. The flowers bloom…

The common name of galega is goat's rue. Galega orientalis flowers are blue and bloom in the summer and autumn. The plant grows between two and four feet tall.

Flower Stem and Detached Single Flower of Galega Orientalis

The common name of galega is goat's rue. Galega orientalis flowers are blue and bloom in the summer…

Various views of the galinsoga, Galinsoga parviflora.

Galinsoga

Various views of the galinsoga, Galinsoga parviflora.

Galls on leaf of rose. The location of a parasite is often marked by swellings of peculiar and fantastic or beautiful forms (galls) that grow on leaves and stems.

Gall

Galls on leaf of rose. The location of a parasite is often marked by swellings of peculiar and fantastic…

Galls on stem of grape. The location of a parasite is often marked by swellings of peculiar and fantastic or beautiful forms (galls) that grow on leaves and stems.

Gall

Galls on stem of grape. The location of a parasite is often marked by swellings of peculiar and fantastic…

This spongy gall is found on various species of roses, and is produced by several insects as receptacles for their eggs. the larvae then feed upon the juices of the plant.

Gall

This spongy gall is found on various species of roses, and is produced by several insects as receptacles…

A variable flower with red petals and leathery, ovate leaves. The prickles are unequally distributed, and it commonly reaches between 2 ft and 3 ft.

Rosa Gallica

A variable flower with red petals and leathery, ovate leaves. The prickles are unequally distributed,…

Whorled leaves of Gallium.

Gallium

Whorled leaves of Gallium.

The flowers of galtonia candicans are pure white and funnel shaped. The flowers are large, fragrant, and drooping.

Habit and Detached Single Flower of Galtonia Candicans

The flowers of galtonia candicans are pure white and funnel shaped. The flowers are large, fragrant,…

The leaves of gardenia radicans variegata are margined with white. This shrub grows between one and two feet tall.

Shoot of Gardenia Radicans Variegata

The leaves of gardenia radicans variegata are margined with white. This shrub grows between one and…

The flowers of gardenia thunbergia are large, fragrant, and white. The flowers grow alone at the end of each stem. The flowers have eight petals.

Habit and Detached Single Flower of Gardenia Thunbergia

The flowers of gardenia thunbergia are large, fragrant, and white. The flowers grow alone at the end…

Garlic is a perennial plant allied to the onion. Garlic is composed of a stalk, flower, bulb, and clove.

Garlic

Garlic is a perennial plant allied to the onion. Garlic is composed of a stalk, flower, bulb, and clove.

This illustration shows a bulb of garlic, with a crop of young bulbs.

Garlic

This illustration shows a bulb of garlic, with a crop of young bulbs.

Garrya thuretia is a garden hybrid. Its two parents are garrya fadyenii and garyya elliptica. This hybrid was raised in the Paris Botanic Garden in 1862.

Branch of Garrya Thureti

Garrya thuretia is a garden hybrid. Its two parents are garrya fadyenii and garyya elliptica. This hybrid…

Forming fruit (capsule) of Gaultheria, with calyx thickening around its base.

Gaultheria

Forming fruit (capsule) of Gaultheria, with calyx thickening around its base.

The common names of gaultheria procumbens are creeping wintergreen and Canada tea. The berries are red and edible. The flowers are white and grow alone on the stems.

Flowering Branch of Gaultheria Procumbens (Creeping Wintergreen)

The common names of gaultheria procumbens are creeping wintergreen and Canada tea. The berries are red…

The flowers of gaultheria shallon are white tinged with red. The berries are round and purple. The berries are also edible and are used in tarts.

Gaultheria Shallon

The flowers of gaultheria shallon are white tinged with red. The berries are round and purple. The berries…

Section of mature fruit of Gaultheria, the berry-like calyx nearly enclosing the capsule.

Fruit of Gaultheria

Section of mature fruit of Gaultheria, the berry-like calyx nearly enclosing the capsule.

Gaura lindheimeri flowers are a rose white color.  The flowers are produced in elegant spikes during the summer.

Flowering Branch of Gaura Lindheimeri

Gaura lindheimeri flowers are a rose white color. The flowers are produced in elegant spikes during…

The common name of geaster hygrometricus is earth star. These flowers are sensitive to moisture. Some are shapeless masses (a) until a rain shower expands them (b).

Geaster Hygrometricus

The common name of geaster hygrometricus is earth star. These flowers are sensitive to moisture. Some…

"6. flower of Geissoloma marginatum; 7. ditto divided perpendicularly; 9. ovule; 10. anther." -Lindley, 1853

Geissoloma

"6. flower of Geissoloma marginatum; 7. ditto divided perpendicularly; 9. ovule; 10. anther." -Lindley,…

"The plant known in America as the "Carolina jasmine" is not a true jasmine. other hardy species commonly cuultivated in gardens are the low or Italian yellow-flowered jasmine, J. humile, an erect shrub 3 or 4 feet high, with angular branches, alternate and most ternate leaves, blossoming from June to September; the common yellow jasmine, J. fruticans, a hardy deciduous shrub, 10 to 12 feet high, with weak, slender stems requiring support, and bearing yellow, odorless flowers from spring to autumn; and J. nudiflorum, with flowers before the leaves appear." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gelsemium

"The plant known in America as the "Carolina jasmine" is not a true jasmine. other hardy species commonly…

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the Gentiana Porphyrio.

Gentian

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the Gentiana Porphyrio.

A genus of hardy plants, Gentians belong to the order Gentianaceae. They have a bitter taste, and one species, G. lutea, is largely used as a bitter tonic in medicine. Gentians are not easy plants to establish in a garden, on account of their need of root moisture and their dislike of root disturbance. It is best to raise them from seed, although slow to germinate. The most commonly cultivated Gentian is the Alpine G. acaulis, with large, deep-blue flowers on a dwarfed plant.

Gentian

A genus of hardy plants, Gentians belong to the order Gentianaceae. They have a bitter taste, and one…

Gentiana amarella or the Autumn Gentian is a flowering plant from the family, Gentianaceae.

Autumn Gentian

Gentiana amarella or the Autumn Gentian is a flowering plant from the family, Gentianaceae.

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the bottle gentian (Gentiana Andrewsii).

Bottle Gentian

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the bottle gentian (Gentiana Andrewsii).

The Great Yellow Gentian (Gentian lutea) is a flowering plant in the Gentian family, Gentianaceae.

Great Yellow Gentian

The Great Yellow Gentian (Gentian lutea) is a flowering plant in the Gentian family, Gentianaceae.

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the smaller fringed gentian (Gentiana procera).

Smaller Fringed Gentian

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the smaller fringed gentian (Gentiana procera).

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the soapwort gentian (Gentiana Saponaria).

Soapwort Gentian

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the soapwort gentian (Gentiana Saponaria).

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the striped gentian (Gentiana villosa).

Striped Gentian

Of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), the striped gentian (Gentiana villosa).

Gentianaceae, or the Gentian family, is a family of flowering plants of 87 genera and over 1500 species.

Gentiana

Gentianaceae, or the Gentian family, is a family of flowering plants of 87 genera and over 1500 species.

The common name of gentiana acaulis is gentianella. The flowers are blue with five yellow marks inside.  The flowers are two inches long. Each stem has one flower.

Gentiana Acaulis

The common name of gentiana acaulis is gentianella. The flowers are blue with five yellow marks inside.…

The common name of gentiana affinis is gentian. Gentiana affinis flowers are blue and funnel shaped. The flowers are one inch or less long. The stems are clustered and are four to twelve inches high.

Flowering Branch of Gentiana Affinis

The common name of gentiana affinis is gentian. Gentiana affinis flowers are blue and funnel shaped.…

Gentiana algida flowers are milk colored with bluish dots and stripes. The plant is three to six inches tall.

Habit and Detached Inflorescence of Gentiana Algida

Gentiana algida flowers are milk colored with bluish dots and stripes. The plant is three to six inches…

The common name of gentiana pneumonanthe is wind flower. The flowers are deep blue with small, green accessory segments. The flowers are funnel shaped and grow at the end of each stem.

Habit and Detached Single Flower of Gentiana Pneumonanthe

The common name of gentiana pneumonanthe is wind flower. The flowers are deep blue with small, green…

Gentiana septemfida flowers are azure blue. One to seven flowers grow in a cluster at the end of the stems. The height of the plant is six to eighteen inches tall.

Gentiana Septemfida

Gentiana septemfida flowers are azure blue. One to seven flowers grow in a cluster at the end of the…

The common name of geranium is crane's bill. The flowers of geranium anemonaefolium are large and purplish red. The height of the shrub is one to two feet tall.

Geranium Anemonaefolium

The common name of geranium is crane's bill. The flowers of geranium anemonaefolium are large and purplish…

The flowers of geranium argenteum are pale red with darker stripes. The leaves are hoary or silky and are five to seven parted.

Geranium Argenteum

The flowers of geranium argenteum are pale red with darker stripes. The leaves are hoary or silky and…

Of the geranium family (Geraniaceae): left, the herb Robert (Geranium Robertianum); right, Geranium Bicknelli.

Geranium Bicknelli and Herb Robert

Of the geranium family (Geraniaceae): left, the herb Robert (Geranium Robertianum); right, Geranium…

Of the geranium family (Geraniaceae): left, cranesbill (Geranium maculatum); right, Geranium Carolinianum.

Geranium Carolinianum and Cranesbill

Of the geranium family (Geraniaceae): left, cranesbill (Geranium maculatum); right, Geranium Carolinianum.

Geranium cutting ready to plant

Geranium cutting

Geranium cutting ready to plant

The flowers of geranium ibericum platypetalum are deep violet with reddish streaks. The flowers are more than one inch in diameter. The plant grows between one and two feet in height.

Flowering Branch of Geranium Ibericum Platypetalum

The flowers of geranium ibericum platypetalum are deep violet with reddish streaks. The flowers are…

The flowers of geranium wallichianum are large and purple. The leaves are five parted and have silky hairs. The stem is also purple.

Geranium Wallichianum

The flowers of geranium wallichianum are large and purple. The leaves are five parted and have silky…

The awnless geranium or Geranium molle.

Awnless Geranium

The awnless geranium or Geranium molle.

The leaves of the common rose geranium, Pelargonium capitatum.

Rose Germanium

The leaves of the common rose geranium, Pelargonium capitatum.

The roundleaf geranium or Geranium rotundifolium.

Roundleaf Geranium

The roundleaf geranium or Geranium rotundifolium.

The Siberian geranium or Geranium sibiricum.

Siberian Geranium

The Siberian geranium or Geranium sibiricum.

The leaves of the skeleton-leaved geranium, Pelargonium radula.

Skeleton-Leaved Germanium

The leaves of the skeleton-leaved geranium, Pelargonium radula.

The small geranium or Geranium pusillum.

Small Geranium

The small geranium or Geranium pusillum.

Corolla of a purple Gerardia laid open, showing the four stamens; the cross shows where the fifth stamen would be, if present.

Gerardia

Corolla of a purple Gerardia laid open, showing the four stamens; the cross shows where the fifth stamen…

Gerardia Quercifolia flowers are yelow and two inches long. The corolla is tube shaped. The plant grows between three and six feet tall.

Habit and Detached Flowers of Gerardia Quercifolia

Gerardia Quercifolia flowers are yelow and two inches long. The corolla is tube shaped. The plant grows…