300 illustrations of flowers and shrubs including: madder, magnolia, mallow, mandrake, mardja, mare's tail, marigold, mayaca, mayflower, mayweed, meadow beauty, meadow rue, melon, mesquit, milkweed, milkwort, mimosa, mint, mistletoe, moneywort, monkshood, morning glory, mullein, mustard, myrrh, and myrtle

A large flowered sobralia, a species of orchids from southern mexico.

Sobralia Macrantha

A large flowered sobralia, a species of orchids from southern mexico.

This is a shrub belonging to the genus of tropical herbs.

Tephrosia Macrantha

This is a shrub belonging to the genus of tropical herbs.

Madder is the common name of the plant genus Rubia, the type genus of the madder family Rubiaceae. The genus contains about 60 species of perennial scrambling or climbing herbs and sub-shrubs native to the Old World, Africa, temperate Asia and America. The best known species are Common Madder (Rubia tinctorum), Wild Madder (Rubia peregrina), and Indian Madder (Rubia cordifolia). The Common Madder can grow to 1.5 m in height. The evergreen leaves are 5-10 cm long and 2-3 cm broad, produced in whorls of 4-7 starlike around the central stem. It climbs with tiny hooks at the leaves and stems. The flowers are small (3-5 mm across), with five pale yellow petals, in dense racemes, and appear from June to August, followed by small (4-6 mm diameter) red to black berries. The roots can be over a metre long, up to 12 mm thick and the source of a red dye known as rose madder. It prefers loamy soils with a constant level of moisture. Madders are used as food plants for the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Hummingbird hawk moth.

Madder

Madder is the common name of the plant genus Rubia, the type genus of the madder family Rubiaceae. The…

Madonna Lily

Madonna Lily

Madonna Lily

A type of flower.

Madonna Lily

A type of flower.

"Maerua angolensis. 1. a ripe fruit; 2. a seed; 3. a section of it." -Lindley, 1853

Maerua

"Maerua angolensis. 1. a ripe fruit; 2. a seed; 3. a section of it." -Lindley, 1853

The flower of the Magnolia tree.

Magnolia

The flower of the Magnolia tree.

A genus of ornamental shrubs and trees, native to North America, China, India, Japan, and other portions of Eurasia. There are many species noted for their great beauty, handsome flowers, and evergreen or deciduous leaves.

Magnolia

A genus of ornamental shrubs and trees, native to North America, China, India, Japan, and other portions…

The magnolia flower.

Magnolia

The magnolia flower.

The branch of a Magnolia acuminata cordata, mostly found on the Blue Ridge in South Carolina.

Branch of Magnolia Acuminata Cordata

The branch of a Magnolia acuminata cordata, mostly found on the Blue Ridge in South Carolina.

An illustration of the magnolia flower's cone of ripe fruits.

Magnolia Cone of Ripe Fruits

An illustration of the magnolia flower's cone of ripe fruits.

Magnolia conspicua is also known as the Yulan. The flowers are white, sometimes suffused with purple. The flowers are very fragrant and expand during the day.

Flower and Leaves of Magnolia Conspicua

Magnolia conspicua is also known as the Yulan. The flowers are white, sometimes suffused with purple.…

Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subclass Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae.

Magnolia Flower

Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subclass Magnolioideae of the…

Magnolia glauca has very fragrant white flowers. There are nine to twelve petals per flower. The flowers are about three inches in diameter.

Flowering Branchlet of Magnolia Glauca

Magnolia glauca has very fragrant white flowers. There are nine to twelve petals per flower. The flowers…

The flowers of magnolia grandiflora are large, white, and sweet scented. The flowers are six to eight inches in diameter. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Flowering Branchlet of Magnolia Grandifolia

The flowers of magnolia grandiflora are large, white, and sweet scented. The flowers are six to eight…

The cone of the magnolia. It has a single carpel with one or several seeds.

Cone of the Magnolia

The cone of the magnolia. It has a single carpel with one or several seeds.

"Magnolia glauca. 1. the pistil; 2. a section of the seed." -Lindley, 1853

Sweetbay Magnolia

"Magnolia glauca. 1. the pistil; 2. a section of the seed." -Lindley, 1853

Agave americana is also known as the Century Plant or Maguey and is used as an ornamental plant.

Maguey

Agave americana is also known as the Century Plant or Maguey and is used as an ornamental plant.

The flowers of mahernia glabrata are yellow and drooping. The flowers bloom April to June. The flowers are native to South Africa.

Flowering Branch of Mahernia Glabrata

The flowers of mahernia glabrata are yellow and drooping. The flowers bloom April to June. The flowers…

Maiden pink is the common name of dianthus deltoides. The plant is densely tufted and grows six to ten inches tall. It blooms in spring and early summer. The flowers are small and deep red with a crimson eye.

Maiden Pink

Maiden pink is the common name of dianthus deltoides. The plant is densely tufted and grows six to ten…

A young prothallus of a Maiden-hair, middle portion of the younger one, partly among the rootlets, the antheridia or fertilizing organs, and above, near the notch, three pistillidia to be fertilized.

Maiden-hair

A young prothallus of a Maiden-hair, middle portion of the younger one, partly among the rootlets, the…

A large garden flora, bearing orange and red flowers.

Tropaeolum Majus

A large garden flora, bearing orange and red flowers.

The flowers of garrya elliptica are greenish white or yellowish in color. The berries on the shrub are black. The shrub grows between eight and ten feet tall.

Flowering Twig of a Male Plant of Garrya Elliptica

The flowers of garrya elliptica are greenish white or yellowish in color. The berries on the shrub are…

Flower of a Mallow, with calyx and corolla cut away; showing monadelphous stamens.

Mallow

Flower of a Mallow, with calyx and corolla cut away; showing monadelphous stamens.

Amphitropous ovule of Mallow: <em>f</em>, orifice; <em>h</em>, hilum; <em>r</em>, rhaphe; <em>c</em>, chalaza.

Mallow

Amphitropous ovule of Mallow: f, orifice; h, hilum; r, rhaphe; c,…

"Byttneria celtoides. 1. an expanded flower; 2. cup of stamens; 3. abortive stamen; 4. pistil." -Lindley, 1853

Mallow

"Byttneria celtoides. 1. an expanded flower; 2. cup of stamens; 3. abortive stamen; 4. pistil." -Lindley,…

An illustration of a mallow branch with flower (a), fruit (b), and one of the carpels (C). Malvaceae, or the mallow family, is a family of flowering plants containing over 200 genera with close to 2,300 species.

Mallow Branch

An illustration of a mallow branch with flower (a), fruit (b), and one of the carpels (C). Malvaceae,…

The image shows a fascicle (bundle or cluster) of flowers of a mallow plant (Malvaceae).

Fascicle of Mallow Flowers

The image shows a fascicle (bundle or cluster) of flowers of a mallow plant (Malvaceae).

"Monadelphous stamens of mallow." -Bergen, 1896

Mallow Stamens

"Monadelphous stamens of mallow." -Bergen, 1896

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf of the bladder ketmia or Hibiscus Trionum.

Bladder Ketmia

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf of the bladder ketmia or Hibiscus Trionum.

A plant widespread throughout temperate, subtropical and tropical regions.

Common Mallow

A plant widespread throughout temperate, subtropical and tropical regions.

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the common mallow or Malva rotundifolia.

Common Mallow

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the common mallow or Malva rotundifolia.

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf of the halberd-leaved rose-mallow or Hibiscus militaris.

Halberd-Leaved Rose-Mallow

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf of the halberd-leaved rose-mallow or Hibiscus militaris.

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf of the high mallow or Malva sylvestris.

High Mallow

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf of the high mallow or Malva sylvestris.

"The Marsh Mallow is a softly pubescent plant, with axillary cymes of large rosy leaves. <em>a,</em> flower, <em>b,</em> fruit."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Marsh Mallow

"The Marsh Mallow is a softly pubescent plant, with axillary cymes of large rosy leaves. a,

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf and flower of the marsh mallow or Althaea officinalis.

Marsh Mallow

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the leaf and flower of the marsh mallow or Althaea officinalis.

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the musk mallow or Malva moschata.

Musk Mallow

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the musk mallow or Malva moschata.

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the purple poppy-mallow or Callirrhoe involucrata.

Purple Poppy-Mallow

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the purple poppy-mallow or Callirrhoe involucrata.

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the flower of the swamp rose-mallow or Hibiscus Moscheutos.

Swamp Rose-Mallow

Of the mallow family (Malvaceae), the flower of the swamp rose-mallow or Hibiscus Moscheutos.

The flowers of malope trifida grandiflora is a variety of malope trifida. The flowers are large and purple or white.

Flowering Branch of Malope Trifida Grandiflora

The flowers of malope trifida grandiflora is a variety of malope trifida. The flowers are large and…

The flowers of malpighia aquifolia are a pale blush or pink color. Each branch has one or two flowers. The flowers bloom in August.

Flowering Branchlet of Malpighia Aquifolia

The flowers of malpighia aquifolia are a pale blush or pink color. Each branch has one or two flowers.…

Maltese cross, Jerusalem cross, and scarlet lightning are the common names of lychnis chalcedonica. The flowers are usually brick red to scarlet. The flowers bloom in June.

Maltese Cross

Maltese cross, Jerusalem cross, and scarlet lightning are the common names of lychnis chalcedonica.…

"Melochia graminifolia. 1. flower; 2. stamens and pistil; 3. ripe fruit; 4. a coccus; 5. section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Malvale

"Melochia graminifolia. 1. flower; 2. stamens and pistil; 3. ripe fruit; 4. a coccus; 5. section of…

"Mandrake is a perennial herb. From the rude resemblance of the bifurcated root to the human figure many superstitious notions have gathered round this plant."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Mandrake

"Mandrake is a perennial herb. From the rude resemblance of the bifurcated root to the human figure…

A plant native to America and Eurasia, and which has a narcotic poison in all of its parts.

Mandrake

A plant native to America and Eurasia, and which has a narcotic poison in all of its parts.

An illustration of a flowering mandrake plant. Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora belonging to the nightshades family (Solanaceae). Because mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as hyoscyamine and the roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to resemble human figures, their roots have long been used in magic rituals, today also in neopagan religions such as Wicca and Germanic revivalism religions such as Odinism.

Flowering Mandrake Plant

An illustration of a flowering mandrake plant. Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant…

Inflourescence made up of bony, bead-like joints.

Manisuris

Inflourescence made up of bony, bead-like joints.

An illustration of a flowering branch of common mare's tail; a, flower before athesis; b, flower after athesis; c, fruit. The Common Mare's tail, Hippuris vulgaris, is a common aquatic plant of Eurasia and North America. The species is also sometimes called Horsetail, a name which is better reserved to the Horsetails of genus Equisetum. These are unrelated to the water plant, though there is some resemblance in appearance.

Common Mare's Tail

An illustration of a flowering branch of common mare's tail; a, flower before athesis; b, flower after…

The common name of margyricarpus is pearl fruit. The setosus variety has very small green flowers. The fruit are white and are about an eighth of an inch to a sixth of an inch in diameter.

Habit and Detached Portion of Fruiting Branch of Margyricarpus Setosus

The common name of margyricarpus is pearl fruit. The setosus variety has very small green flowers. The…

"Marignia obtusifolia. 1. a flower; 2. the same divided vertically; 3. a fruit; 4. a section of the same." -Lindley, 1853

Marignia

"Marignia obtusifolia. 1. a flower; 2. the same divided vertically; 3. a fruit; 4. a section of the…

Follicle of Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Marigold

Follicle of Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

An illustration of the head of a marigold flower.

Marigold Flower

An illustration of the head of a marigold flower.

A large branching plant with varying yellow and orange flowers.

African Marigold

A large branching plant with varying yellow and orange flowers.

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the larger bur marigold (Bidens laevis).

Larger Bur Marigold

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the larger bur marigold (Bidens laevis).

"Marsh Marigold is a genus of plants having about five petal-like sepals, but no petals; the fruit consists of several spreading, compressed, many-seeded follicles."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Marsh Marigold

"Marsh Marigold is a genus of plants having about five petal-like sepals, but no petals; the fruit consists…

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the smaller bur marigold (Bidens cernua).

Smaller Bur Marigold

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the smaller bur marigold (Bidens cernua).

Marigolds, of the Composite family.

Marigolds

Marigolds, of the Composite family.

"Eschscholtzia maritima of florists." &mdash; Baily, 1898

Escholzia Maritima

"Eschscholtzia maritima of florists." — Baily, 1898

A type of marigold flower.

Marsh Marigold

A type of marigold flower.

Pod of a Marsh St. John's-wort, with septicidal dehiscence.

Marsh St. John's-wort

Pod of a Marsh St. John's-wort, with septicidal dehiscence.