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

An illustration of the common marshmallow, flower (a), and fruit (b). Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow, Marsh Mallow, or Common Marshmallow) is a species native to Africa, which is used as a medicinal plant and ornamental plant. The stems, which die down in the autumn, are erect, 3 to 4 feet (1.2 m) high, simple, or putting out only a few lateral branches.

Marshmallow

An illustration of the common marshmallow, flower (a), and fruit (b). Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow,…

Plant of Marsilia quadrifoliata, at the right a pair of sporo-carps.

Marsilia quadrifoliata

Plant of Marsilia quadrifoliata, at the right a pair of sporo-carps.

Martagon lily is also known as Turk's Cap lily. The flowers are a dull, purplish red with copious spots of dark purple. The flowers bloom in summer.

Flower Stem and Detached Flower of Martagon Lily

Martagon lily is also known as Turk's Cap lily. The flowers are a dull, purplish red with copious spots…

Once a popular fad, these fruits can be pickled and used in lieu of cucumber pickles.

Martynia

Once a popular fad, these fruits can be pickled and used in lieu of cucumber pickles.

The capsules of martynia lutea flowers are similar to the fruit of cherries or plums. The capsule has an outer skin, a pulpy middle layer, and a hard inner shell enclosing a seed. The capsule terminates in two curved beaks or hooks.

Fruit of Martynia Lutea

The capsules of martynia lutea flowers are similar to the fruit of cherries or plums. The capsule has…

Martynia proboscidea flowers have a yellowish white tube that is variegated with green, yellow, and violet spots and lines. The limb is wide and pale violet marked with yellow and violet dots and lines.

Habit and Detached Portion of Inflorescence of Martynia Proboscidea

Martynia proboscidea flowers have a yellowish white tube that is variegated with green, yellow, and…

Masdevallia chimaera is native to Colombia. The flowers are white, yellow, or pinkish and marked with crimson.

Masdevallia Chimaera

Masdevallia chimaera is native to Colombia. The flowers are white, yellow, or pinkish and marked with…

Masdevallia coccinea is native to Colombia. The flowers are white and bloom in May.

Masdevallia Coccinea

Masdevallia coccinea is native to Colombia. The flowers are white and bloom in May.

The flower of masdevallia ignea is bright fiery red and deeply shaded with crimson or violet rose. Each scape has one flower. This flower is native to Columbia.

Flower of Masdevallia Ignea

The flower of masdevallia ignea is bright fiery red and deeply shaded with crimson or violet rose. Each…

Masdevallia lindeni flowers are brilliant violet, rose, or magenta, with a white eye. Each stem has one flower. The flowers bloom in winter and early spring.

Masdevallia Lindeni

Masdevallia lindeni flowers are brilliant violet, rose, or magenta, with a white eye. Each stem has…

Masdevallia muscosa is native to Ecuador and Colombia. The stem is hairy and bears a yellow flower. The flowers are a half-inch across.

Masdevallia Muscosa

Masdevallia muscosa is native to Ecuador and Colombia. The stem is hairy and bears a yellow flower.…

The flowers of masdevallia tovarensis are clear, white, and fragrant. The flowers bloom in December and January. The plant is native to Colombia.

Masdevallia Tovarensis

The flowers of masdevallia tovarensis are clear, white, and fragrant. The flowers bloom in December…

Masdevallia tovarensis flowers are pure white and usually grow in pairs. The leaves are deep green and erect, growing about six inches high.

Leaves and Flowers of Masdevallia Tovarensis

Masdevallia tovarensis flowers are pure white and usually grow in pairs. The leaves are deep green and…

The leaves of massangea hieroglyphica are dark green banded with violet black. The markings on the leaves resemble hieroglyphics.

Massangea Hierogylphica

The leaves of massangea hieroglyphica are dark green banded with violet black. The markings on the leaves…

The common name of mathiola incana is wallflower-leaved stock. The flowers are usually purple. Flore-pleno is a double flowered form.

Mathiola Incana Flore-Pleno

The common name of mathiola incana is wallflower-leaved stock. The flowers are usually purple. Flore-pleno…

The flowers have mathiola tricuspidata are bright lilac. The flowers are a lighter color towards the base of each petal. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Flowering Branch of Mathiola Tricuspidata

The flowers have mathiola tricuspidata are bright lilac. The flowers are a lighter color towards the…

Matico or Piper aduncum is a pepper crop also known as Artanthe elongata.

Matico

Matico or Piper aduncum is a pepper crop also known as Artanthe elongata.

Pictured are the habit and detached flowering branchlet of matricaria inodora flore-pleno. The flowers of this double form are white.

Matricaria Inodora Flore-Pleno

Pictured are the habit and detached flowering branchlet of matricaria inodora flore-pleno. The flowers…

The branches of maurandia lophospermum are long and slender.  The flowers are rose-purple and dotted outside.

Maurandia Lophospermum

The branches of maurandia lophospermum are long and slender. The flowers are rose-purple and dotted…

The flower lobes of maurandya barclayana are a violet purple color. The tube is downy, curved, and greenish. The flowers bloom in summer.

Portion of Flowering Stem and Detached Flower of Maurandya Barclayana

The flower lobes of maurandya barclayana are a violet purple color. The tube is downy, curved, and greenish.…

The flowers of maurandya scandens are purplish violet. The leaves are heart shaped and deeply serrated.

Flowering Branch, Detached Flower, and Leaf of Maurandya Scandens

The flowers of maurandya scandens are purplish violet. The leaves are heart shaped and deeply serrated.

Maxillaria grandiflora is native to Peru and Colombia. The flowers are large, three to four inches across, and white. The flowers bloom in August.

Maxillaria Grandiflora

Maxillaria grandiflora is native to Peru and Colombia. The flowers are large, three to four inches across,…

Maxillaria houtteana is native to Guatemala and Venezuela. The flowers are nearly two inches across and bloom in April.

Maxillaria Houtteana

Maxillaria houtteana is native to Guatemala and Venezuela. The flowers are nearly two inches across…

The flowers of maxillaria picta are a soft cream color and are streaked or dotted with dull purple and chocolate brown. The petals are incurved. The flowers have a powerful aromatic perfume.

Flower of Maxillaria Picta

The flowers of maxillaria picta are a soft cream color and are streaked or dotted with dull purple and…

Maxillaria sanderiana is native to Ecuador. The flowers are four inches across and pure white. The bases of the segments are purplish red.

Maxillaria Sanderiana

Maxillaria sanderiana is native to Ecuador. The flowers are four inches across and pure white. The bases…

The pseudo-bulbs of maxillaria venusta are two leaved. The flowers are a waxy white. The lip of the flower is faintly stained with yellow and blotched with crimson. The leaves are linear, oblong, and a light shining green color.

Pseudo-Bulb, Leaf, and Flower of Maxillaria Venusta

The pseudo-bulbs of maxillaria venusta are two leaved. The flowers are a waxy white. The lip of the…

Leaves crowded on stem; flowers three petaled, pink and fairly conspicuous.

Mayaca

Leaves crowded on stem; flowers three petaled, pink and fairly conspicuous.

"Mayaca vandellii; 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of its ovary; 3. a seed vessel; 4. two seeds, one of which is cut perpendicularly in order to show the embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Mayaca

"Mayaca vandellii; 1. a flower; 2. a cross section of its ovary; 3. a seed vessel; 4. two seeds, one…

A North American poisonous herb. The plant itself usually has a blossom between two large green fleshy leaves. Parts of it are edible.

Mayapple

A North American poisonous herb. The plant itself usually has a blossom between two large green fleshy…

An illustration of a Mayapple plant. "a, the flower-bud with the bractlets; b, a stamen; c, the pistil; d, the fruit; e, the fruit cut longitudinally." -Century, 1889 Podophyllum peltatum (the mayapple) is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Berberidaceae, native to the eastern part of North America. The stems grow to 30-40 cm tall, with palmately lobed leaves up to 20-30 cm diameter with 5-9 deeply cut lobes. The plant produces two growth forms. The ones with a single umbrella-like leaf do not produce any flower or fruit. The plants having a twin leaf (rarely three-leaf) structure, however, bear a single white flower 3-5 cm diameter with six (rarely up to nine) petals, between the two leaves; this matures into a yellow-greenish fruit 2-5 cm long. The plant appears in colonies in open woodlands. Individual shoots are often connected by systems of thick tubers and rhizomes.

Mayapple

An illustration of a Mayapple plant. "a, the flower-bud with the bractlets; b, a stamen; c, the pistil;…

Also known as Podophyllum peltatum. They generally reach 2 inches in height, and have 2-3 umbrella-like leaves. The leaves and roots of this plant are poisonous when consumed in large quantities.

Mayapple

Also known as Podophyllum peltatum. They generally reach 2 inches in height, and have 2-3 umbrella-like…

Mayflower is a common american wildflower.

Mayflower

Mayflower is a common american wildflower.

Epigaea repens (Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus) is a low, spreading shrub in the Ericaceae family. It is found from Newfoundland to Florida, west to Kentucky and the Northwest Territory. It can also be found in parts of Central Europe and Western Africa.

Mayflower

Epigaea repens (Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus) is a low, spreading shrub in the Ericaceae family. It…

Epigaea repens (Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus) is a low, spreading shrub in the Ericaceae family. It is found from Newfoundland to Florida, west to Kentucky and the Northwest Territory. It can also be found in parts of Central Europe and Western Africa.

Mayflower

Epigaea repens (Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus) is a low, spreading shrub in the Ericaceae family. It…

Mayflower and trailing arbutus are the common names of epigaea repens. The plant spreads on the ground in patches sometimes two feet in diameter. The flowers are very fragrant.

Mayflower

Mayflower and trailing arbutus are the common names of epigaea repens. The plant spreads on the ground…

An illustration of flowering plant of the Canadian mayflower, flower (a), and fruit (b). Maianthemum canadense (Canadian May-lily, Canada Mayflower, False Lily-of-the-valley, Canadian Lily-of-the-valley, Twoleaved Solomonseal) is a dominant understory perennial flowering plant in the family Ruscaceae, native to the sub-boreal conifer forests in Canada and the northern United States, from Yukon and British Columbia east to Newfoundland and south to Nebraska and Pennsylvania, and also in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia. It can be found growing under both evergreen and deciduous trees.

Canada Mayflower

An illustration of flowering plant of the Canadian mayflower, flower (a), and fruit (b). Maianthemum…

A principal cereal in Mexico and South America.

Zea Mays

A principal cereal in Mexico and South America.

Akene of Mayweed (no pappus)

Mayweed

Akene of Mayweed (no pappus)

Matricaria is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). Some of the species have the common name of "mayweed," but this name also refers to plants not in this genus. Most are very common in the temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and America, as well as in northern and southern Africa, and some are naturalised in Australia. M. occidentalis is native to North America; other species have been introduced there.

Mayweed

Matricaria is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). Some of the species…

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), the meadow beauty or deer-grass (Rhexia virginica).

Meadow Beauty

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), the meadow beauty or deer-grass (Rhexia virginica).

Meadow lily and wild yellow lily are the common names of lilium canadense. It is the most common species native to North America. The flowers are bright orange-yellow spotted with purplish brown.

Meadow Lily

Meadow lily and wild yellow lily are the common names of lilium canadense. It is the most common species…

Ternately decompound leaf of Meadow Rue.

Meadow Rue

Ternately decompound leaf of Meadow Rue.

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), Rhexia aristosa

R. Aristosa

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), Rhexia aristosa

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), Rhexia ciliosa.

R. Ciliosa

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), Rhexia ciliosa.

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), Rhexia Mariana.

R. Mariana

Of the meadow-beauty family (Melastomaceae), Rhexia Mariana.

Thalictrum is a genus of 120-200 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. The common name is meadow-rue. They are not related to the rues (family Rutaceae). They are perennial herbaceous plants, growing to 0.5-2.5 m tall depending on the species. They are usually found in shaded or damp locations, with a sub-cosmopolitan range throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere and also south to southern Africa and tropical South America, but absent from Australasia. It is most common in temperate regions of the world, twenty-two species are found in North America.

Meadow-rue

Thalictrum is a genus of 120-200 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. The common…

"1. Spiraea ulmaria; 4. section of the flower of a Spiraea." -Lindley, 1853

Meadowsweet

"1. Spiraea ulmaria; 4. section of the flower of a Spiraea." -Lindley, 1853

A common garden weed, known to be used as chicken feed.

Stellaria Media

A common garden weed, known to be used as chicken feed.

"1. Medinilla macrocarpa; 2. stamens of M. radicans; 3. perpendicular section of its ovary; 4. a section of its seed; 5. embryo." -Lindley. 1853

Medinilla

"1. Medinilla macrocarpa; 2. stamens of M. radicans; 3. perpendicular section of its ovary; 4. a section…

The flowers of medinilla magnifica are coral red and have five petals. The flowers clusters are a foot long and can bear 100-150 flowers.

Medinilla Magnifica

The flowers of medinilla magnifica are coral red and have five petals. The flowers clusters are a foot…

<i>Medinilla magnifica</i> is an evergreen shrub native to the Philippines. Its leaves have nine to thirteen nerves which run from various points along the midrib to the margin.

Medinilla Magnifica

Medinilla magnifica is an evergreen shrub native to the Philippines. Its leaves have nine to thirteen…

Medinilla magnifica flowers are rosy pink. The flowers bloom in May. The plant grows three feet tall.

Flowering Branch of Medinilla Magnifica

Medinilla magnifica flowers are rosy pink. The flowers bloom in May. The plant grows three feet tall.

Medinilla Sieboldiana is a flowering plant of the Melastomataceae family.

Siebold's Medinilla

Medinilla Sieboldiana is a flowering plant of the Melastomataceae family.

The Common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a large shrub or small tree, and the name of the fruit of this tree. Despite its Latin name, which means German or Germanic Medlar, it is indigenous to southwest Asia and possibly also southeastern Europe, and was introduced to Germany by the Romans.

Leaves and Fruit of Common Medlar

The Common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a large shrub or small tree, and the name of the fruit of…

Pictured are the flowering stem with racemose male flowers and the solitary fertiles ones from the same axils, the detached fruit, and a section of the seed.

Megarrhiza Californica

Pictured are the flowering stem with racemose male flowers and the solitary fertiles ones from the same…

The flowers of melaleuca squamea are reddish purple, white, or yellowish. The flowers grow together in small, round heads. The flowers bloom in June.

Flowering Branches of Melaleuca Squamea

The flowers of melaleuca squamea are reddish purple, white, or yellowish. The flowers grow together…

An illustration of Melampyrum stem; "a, a flower; b, the fruit; c, a bract." -Century, 1889 Melampyrum is a genus of about 10-20 species of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They are hemiparasites on other plants, obtaining some mineral nutrients from the host plant, though they are able to survive on their own without parasitising other plants.Melampyrum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Mouse Moth.

Melampyrum

An illustration of Melampyrum stem; "a, a flower; b, the fruit; c, a bract." -Century, 1889 Melampyrum…

Melia azedarach floribunda is a variety with more flowers than melia azedarach. The flowers are also smaller. Pictured is a flowering branch, a detached flower, and the fruit.

Melia Azedarach Floribunda

Melia azedarach floribunda is a variety with more flowers than melia azedarach. The flowers are also…

The flowers of melia azedarach are fragrant and lilac colored. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Portion of Inflorescence of Melia Azedarach

The flowers of melia azedarach are fragrant and lilac colored. The flowers bloom in the summer.

The common name of melianthus is honey flower. The flowers are green at the base. The petals and sepals are orange yellow within and a large red spot marked on the outside.

Flowers and Leaf of Melianthus Comosus

The common name of melianthus is honey flower. The flowers are green at the base. The petals and sepals…