319 illustrations of flowers and shrubs including: lady's slipper, larkspur, laurel, lentil, lettuce, lily, lion's foot, locust, logwood, loosestrife, lotus, and lythrum

A gingko leaf.

Gingko Leaf

A gingko leaf.

Here is a leaf of the pitcher plant. You see that it has an opening at the upper end. It can hold considerable water.

Pitcher Plant Leaf

Here is a leaf of the pitcher plant. You see that it has an opening at the upper end. It can hold considerable…

"Polygonaceae, a natural order of Dicotyledons, containing 30 genera with about 700 species, chiefly in the north temperate zone, and represented in Great Britain by three genera. They are mostly herbs characterized by the union of the stipules into a sheath or ocrea, which protects the younger leaves in the bud stage." —Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910

Stem and Leaf Part of Polygonum

"Polygonaceae, a natural order of Dicotyledons, containing 30 genera with about 700 species, chiefly…

Of the Pyrola family (Pyrolaceae), the leaf of Pyrola chlorantha.

Pyrola Chlorantha Leaf

Of the Pyrola family (Pyrolaceae), the leaf of Pyrola chlorantha.

Of the Pyrola family (Pyrolaceae), the leaf of the small pyrola (Pyrola secunda).

Small Pyrola Leaf

Of the Pyrola family (Pyrolaceae), the leaf of the small pyrola (Pyrola secunda).

"Parallel-veined leaf of Solomon's seal." -Bergen, 1896

Solomon's Seal Leaf

"Parallel-veined leaf of Solomon's seal." -Bergen, 1896

Leaf of the Swanley common to London.

Swanley Leaf

Leaf of the Swanley common to London.

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. Here you see the leaf as it is spread out, wide open.

Venus Fly Trap Leaf

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. Here you…

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. The two parts of the leaf close together and the points on the edges are locked together.

Venus Fly Trap Leaf

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. The two parts…

Leaf of the Vitis, a vining plant belonging to the Vitaceae family.

Vitis Leaf

Leaf of the Vitis, a vining plant belonging to the Vitaceae family.

Leatherwood, moosewood, and wicopy are the common names of dirca palustris. The plant grows two to six feet tall. The flowers are yellowish and abundant.

Leatherwood

Leatherwood, moosewood, and wicopy are the common names of dirca palustris. The plant grows two to six…

"Leschenaultia splendens. 1. calyx, stamens, and style, with stigma and indusium, all magnified." -Lindley, 1853

Lechenaultia

"Leschenaultia splendens. 1. calyx, stamens, and style, with stigma and indusium, all magnified." -Lindley,…

Leschenaultia biloba or the blue lechenaultia is a flowering plant of the Goodeniaceae family.

Blue Lechenaultia

Leschenaultia biloba or the blue lechenaultia is a flowering plant of the Goodeniaceae family.

"Lecythis ovata. 1. a flower divided perpendicularly; 2. a stamen." -Lindley, 1853

Lecythis

"Lecythis ovata. 1. a flower divided perpendicularly; 2. a stamen." -Lindley, 1853

"Fruit of Lecythis grandiflora." -Lindley, 1853

Lecythis

"Fruit of Lecythis grandiflora." -Lindley, 1853

The leaves of leea amabilis grow on long channeled leafstalks. Leaflets grow in two or three pairs. The upper surface of the leaves have a velvety texture and a deep bronzy green color.

Leea Amabilis

The leaves of leea amabilis grow on long channeled leafstalks. Leaflets grow in two or three pairs.…

Spikelets very strongly flattened.

Leersia

Spikelets very strongly flattened.

A legume is a pod of a simple pistil, which splits into two pieces.

Legume

A legume is a pod of a simple pistil, which splits into two pieces.

"Legume.--A pod; applied to the fruit of leguminous plants, such as the pea, &c." -Newman, 1850

Legume

"Legume.--A pod; applied to the fruit of leguminous plants, such as the pea, &c." -Newman, 1850

The flower of Eperua grandiflora, a legume in the Fabaceae family.

Legume

The flower of Eperua grandiflora, a legume in the Fabaceae family.

Illustrated is a leguminous pod. The pods do not split at maturity.

Leguminous Pod

Illustrated is a leguminous pod. The pods do not split at maturity.

Leiophyllum buxifolium is native from New Jersey to Florida. The flowers are white and pinkish on the outside. The flowers bloom April to June.

Leiophyllum Buxifolium

Leiophyllum buxifolium is native from New Jersey to Florida. The flowers are white and pinkish on the…

Pictured are floral details of lemna minor, a variety of duckweed. (aa) stamens and (b) pistil.

Lemna Minor

Pictured are floral details of lemna minor, a variety of duckweed. (aa) stamens and (b) pistil.

Lemnaceae is a family of flowering plants, also known as the duckweed family, as it contains the duckweeds or water lentils. Since duckweeds are now considered to be a branch of the arum or aroid family (Araceae), the name 'Lemnaceae' is rapidly falling out of use among taxonomists, who treat it as a subfamily called Lemnoideae.

Lemnaoideae

Lemnaceae is a family of flowering plants, also known as the duckweed family, as it contains the duckweeds…

The common name of lens is lentils. Lens esculenta is the edible variety. The flowers are small and pale blue. The plant grows between six and eighteen inches tall. The seeds are used as food.

Upper Portion of Plant of Lens Esculenta

The common name of lens is lentils. Lens esculenta is the edible variety. The flowers are small and…

Perennial belonging to the Viburnum, native to central United States.

Viburnum Lentago

Perennial belonging to the Viburnum, native to central United States.

"An annual plant of the same genus with tares, a native of countries near the Mediterranean, and which has been cultivated from the earliest times, yielding an esteemed kind of pulse." — Chambers, 1881

Lentil

"An annual plant of the same genus with tares, a native of countries near the Mediterranean, and which…

Leontice altaica flowers are about twelve per plant. The flowers bloom in April. The plant grows between three and six inches tall.

Habit, Detached Leaf, and Portion of Inflorescence of Leontice Altaica

Leontice altaica flowers are about twelve per plant. The flowers bloom in April. The plant grows between…

The common name of leontopodium alpinum is Edelweiss. The flowers heads grow at the end of the stems. The plant grows six inches tall.

Leontopodium Alpinum

The common name of leontopodium alpinum is Edelweiss. The flowers heads grow at the end of the stems.…

Leopard lily and panther lily are the common names of lilium pardalinum. The base of the flowers is bright yellow spotted brownish purple. The rest of the flower is bright orange-scarlet.

Leopard Lily

Leopard lily and panther lily are the common names of lilium pardalinum. The base of the flowers is…

Leopard plant is the common name of ligularia kaempferi aureo-maculatus. The leaves are blotched with yellow, white, and sometimes light rose. It is the only variety of ligularia in general cultivation.

Leopard Plant

Leopard plant is the common name of ligularia kaempferi aureo-maculatus. The leaves are blotched with…

Lepachys columnaris grows to two and a half feet in the wild and often taller in cultivation. The flowers are yellow.

Lepachys Columnaris

Lepachys columnaris grows to two and a half feet in the wild and often taller in cultivation. The flowers…

This illustration shows stages in the germination of the gametospore of Lepidium, sectional view: A, micropylar end of embryo sac, showing the enlarging gametospore provided with cell wall and attached to wall of sac. B, later growth-s, suspensor; e, embryo cell; en, endosperm cells. C, pro-embryo after first division of embryo cell. D, further divisions of embryo cell, showing formation of an epidermis and a central stem region. E, later growth, two growing regions, the cotyledons, appearing on the sides of the stem. F, plant or embryo, consisting of two cotyledons, c; stem, st, which terminates in the root, r; the endosperm cells, en, are ebing absorbed by the enlarging embryo; s, suspensor.

Lepidium

This illustration shows stages in the germination of the gametospore of Lepidium, sectional view: A,…

A slender-fronded fern with straw-colored leaves. The fronds can reach between 9 inches and 12 inches in length. It is commonly found in Brazil.

Pteris Leptophylla

A slender-fronded fern with straw-colored leaves. The fronds can reach between 9 inches and 12 inches…

Leptospermum laevigatum flowers are white. The flowers grow alone on each stem, sometimes with two on each stem. The shrubs grow between twenty and thirty feet tall.

Flowering Branchlet of Leptospermum Laevigatum

Leptospermum laevigatum flowers are white. The flowers grow alone on each stem, sometimes with two on…

Lespedeza bicolor is a shrub with slender branches growing six to ten feet tall. The flowers are small and purple.

Lespedeza Bicolor

Lespedeza bicolor is a shrub with slender branches growing six to ten feet tall. The flowers are small…

Lespedeza sieboldii is native to Japan. The flowers bloom in September. The flowers are large and rose purple.

Lespedeza Sieboldii

Lespedeza sieboldii is native to Japan. The flowers bloom in September. The flowers are large and rose…

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the wild lettuce (Lactuca hirsuta).

Wild Lettuce

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the wild lettuce (Lactuca hirsuta).

Illustrated is a leuchtenbergia principis showing the transformation from scales to petals.

Leuchtenbergia Principis

Illustrated is a leuchtenbergia principis showing the transformation from scales to petals.

The common name of leuchtenbergia principis is agave cactus. There are six to eight radical spines. The flowers are yellow.

Leuchtenbergia Principis

The common name of leuchtenbergia principis is agave cactus. There are six to eight radical spines.…

Leucocoryne ixiodes flowers are white or pale blue. The umbels have four to six flowers. The plant grows about one foot tall.

Leucocoryne Ixiodes

Leucocoryne ixiodes flowers are white or pale blue. The umbels have four to six flowers. The plant grows…

These are detached flower heads of two different varieties of leucocoryne ixiodes. One flower head has entire segments. The other flower head has toothed segments.

Detached Flower Heads of Two Varieties of Leucocoryne Ixiodes

These are detached flower heads of two different varieties of leucocoryne ixiodes. One flower head has…

The common name of leucoium aestivum is Summer Snowflake. The flowers are pure white and about one inch long. Each cluster has four to eight flowers.

Leucoium Aestivum

The common name of leucoium aestivum is Summer Snowflake. The flowers are pure white and about one inch…

The common name of leucoium vernum is Spring Snowflake. The flowers are white with green spots on the tips of the segments. The flowers droop at the tops of the stems.

Habit and Detached Flower of Leucoium Vernum

The common name of leucoium vernum is Spring Snowflake. The flowers are white with green spots on the…

Flowers of Leucolaena rotundifolia, from the Apiaceae family.

Leucolaena

Flowers of Leucolaena rotundifolia, from the Apiaceae family.

The flowers of leucophyllum texanum bloom in spring and summer. It is a loose growing, straggling shrub. The shrub grows four to five feet tall.

Leucophyllum Texanum

The flowers of leucophyllum texanum bloom in spring and summer. It is a loose growing, straggling shrub.…

Leucothoe recurva is native from Virginia to Alabama. The flowers bloom April to June. The foliage has a scarlet color in the fall.

Leucothoe Recurva

Leucothoe recurva is native from Virginia to Alabama. The flowers bloom April to June. The foliage has…

A shrub belonging to the neotropical genus.

Tabebuia Leucoxyla

A shrub belonging to the neotropical genus.

Lewisia reiviva flowers are pink with a nearly white center. The flowers are about three to four inches across. The roots of the plant are edible.

Lewisia Rediviva

Lewisia reiviva flowers are pink with a nearly white center. The flowers are about three to four inches…

Leycesteria formosa flowers are white with a tinge of purple. The plant grows between four and six feet tall.

Flowering Branch of Leycesteria Formosa

Leycesteria formosa flowers are white with a tinge of purple. The plant grows between four and six feet…

Liatris spicata montana grows ten to twenty inches high. The flowers are blue purple. It is native to Virginia and North Carolina in the mountains.

Liatris Spicata Montana

Liatris spicata montana grows ten to twenty inches high. The flowers are blue purple. It is native to…

The common names of liatris are blazing star and button snake root. The spicata variety has purple flowers heads that grow in spikes six to fifteen inches long. The entire plant is one to two feet tall.

Habit and Detached Flower Head of Liatris Spicata

The common names of liatris are blazing star and button snake root. The spicata variety has purple flowers…

Libertia formosa flowers are white. The leaves are linear and sword shaped. The stem is sixteen inches high.

Habit and Portion of Detached Inflorescence of Libertia Formosa

Libertia formosa flowers are white. The leaves are linear and sword shaped. The stem is sixteen inches…

Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra, from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. The liquorice plant is a legume (related to beans and peas) and native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. It is an herbaceous perennial, growing to 1 m in height, with pinnate leaves about 7–15 centimetres (3–6 inches) long, with 9–17 leaflets. The flowers are 0.8–1.2 cm (1/3 to 1/2 inch) long, purple to pale whitish blue, produced in a loose inflorescence. The fruit is an oblong pod, 2–3 centimetres (about 1 inch) long, containing several seeds.

Licorice

Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra, from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. The liquorice…

"Glycrrhiza glabra. GLYCYRRHIZA. A plant with a sweet root, licorice, also spelled liquorice. A genus of leguminous perennial herbs, nearly allied to Astragalus, and including a dozen species, which are widely distributed through temperate regions." -Whitney, 1911

Licorice

"Glycrrhiza glabra. GLYCYRRHIZA. A plant with a sweet root, licorice, also spelled liquorice. A genus…

The flowers are lietzia brasiliensis are green, richly mottled with brown. The leaves are hairy and taper at both ends.

Habit, Detached Leaf, Flower, and Capsule of Lietzia Brasiliensis

The flowers are lietzia brasiliensis are green, richly mottled with brown. The leaves are hairy and…

Ligularia macrophylla flowers are yellow and grow densely on a long, terminal spike. The plant grows three and a half feet tall.

Habit and Detached Flower Head of Ligularia Macrophylla

Ligularia macrophylla flowers are yellow and grow densely on a long, terminal spike. The plant grows…

The ligustrum ibota shrub grows to ten feet with spreading and curving branches. The flowers are a third of an inch long and bloom in June and July. The plant is native to Japan and China.

Ligustrum Ibota

The ligustrum ibota shrub grows to ten feet with spreading and curving branches. The flowers are a third…

The flowers of ligustrum lucidum coriaceum are a greenish white color. The leave are leathery and a dark, glossy green. The plant grows between three and four feet tall.

Flowering Branch of Ligustrum Lucidum Coriaceum

The flowers of ligustrum lucidum coriaceum are a greenish white color. The leave are leathery and a…

Ligustrum lucidum flowers are white and grow in much spreading panicles. The plant grows between eight and twelve feet tall.

Leaf and Portion of Panicle of Ligustrum Lucidum

Ligustrum lucidum flowers are white and grow in much spreading panicles. The plant grows between eight…