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

The common name of melianthus is honey flower. The major variety has brownish flowers growing in long spikes. The flowers bloom in summer.

Melianthus Major

The common name of melianthus is honey flower. The major variety has brownish flowers growing in long…

"A genus of clover-like plants of the natural order Leguminosae, with ternate leaves, differing from the clovers in the generally elongated racemes o flowers, the stamens not adhering to the corolla, and the 1-3 seeded tumid pods. All species have a strong peculiar sweetish smell, which becomes more agreeable when they are dried, and is owing to the presence of Coumarin." — Chambers, 1881

Melilot

"A genus of clover-like plants of the natural order Leguminosae, with ternate leaves, differing from…

Separate stamen of a melon, enlarged showing the long and contorted anther.

Melon

Separate stamen of a melon, enlarged showing the long and contorted anther.

"Netted veining (palmate) in leaf of melon." -Bergen, 1896

Melon Leaf

"Netted veining (palmate) in leaf of melon." -Bergen, 1896

Melon spurge is the common name of euphorbia meloformis. It is native to South Africa. It is often mistaken for a cactus.

Melon Spurge

Melon spurge is the common name of euphorbia meloformis. It is native to South Africa. It is often mistaken…

A cross sectional view of the melon fruit. The center of the melon have seeds connected to the placentas and separated by particions.

Cross Sectional View of Melon

A cross sectional view of the melon fruit. The center of the melon have seeds connected to the placentas…

Pictured are the male and female flowers on the lateral growth of a melon plant. The male flowers are more numerous than the female flowers.

Lateral Growth of Melon

Pictured are the male and female flowers on the lateral growth of a melon plant. The male flowers are…

The flowers of mentzelia bartonioides have sulfur yellow petals and are paler beneath. The flowers grow alone at the ends of the stems. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Portion of Plant of Mentzelia Bartonioides

The flowers of mentzelia bartonioides have sulfur yellow petals and are paler beneath. The flowers grow…

Mentzelia lindleyi is native to California. The flowers are bright yellow and very fragrant in the evening.

Mentzelia Lindleyi

Mentzelia lindleyi is native to California. The flowers are bright yellow and very fragrant in the evening.

The flowers of mentzelia ornata are large and white. The flowers expand after sunset. The plant grows two feet tall.

Upper Portion of Plant of Mentzelia Ornata

The flowers of mentzelia ornata are large and white. The flowers expand after sunset. The plant grows…

The flowers of mertensia dahurica are drooping and are bright azure blue. The flowers bloom in June. The stems are erect and branching.

Habit and Detached Flower of Mertensia Dahurica

The flowers of mertensia dahurica are drooping and are bright azure blue. The flowers bloom in June.…

The common name of mertensia virginica is Virginian cowslip. The flowers are purple blue and tubular. The flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Inflorescence and Detached Flower of Mertensia Virginica

The common name of mertensia virginica is Virginian cowslip. The flowers are purple blue and tubular.…

The flowers of mesembryanthemum acinaciforme are large and reddish. The flowers grow alone at the ends of the stems. The flowers bloom in August.

Branch and Detached Leaf of Mesembryanthemum Acinaciforme

The flowers of mesembryanthemum acinaciforme are large and reddish. The flowers grow alone at the ends…

The flowers of <i>mesembryanthemum aureum</i> are golden and two inches across. The leaves are about two inches long.

Mesembryanthemum Aureum

The flowers of mesembryanthemum aureum are golden and two inches across. The leaves are about two inches…

Pictured are the habit, detached flower, and a portion of the branch with leaves of mesembryanthemum coccineum. The flowers are scarlet and grow alone on the stems. The flowers bloom from May to September.

Mesembryanthemum Coccineum

Pictured are the habit, detached flower, and a portion of the branch with leaves of mesembryanthemum…

The petals of the mesembryanthemum criniflorum flower are purple and paler on the outside. The stamens are very short. The flowers bloom in July.

Mesembryanthemum Criniflorum

The petals of the mesembryanthemum criniflorum flower are purple and paler on the outside. The stamens…

The flowers of mesembryanthemum deltoides are rose colored. The flowers are also sweet scented.

Flowering Branch of Mesembryanthemum Deltoides

The flowers of mesembryanthemum deltoides are rose colored. The flowers are also sweet scented.

The flowers of mesembryanthemum densum are pink. The flowers bloom in June. The plant grows three inches tall.

Mesembryanthemum Densum

The flowers of mesembryanthemum densum are pink. The flowers bloom in June. The plant grows three inches…

The flowers of <i>mesembryanthemum</i> felinum are yellow. The leaves are two inches or less in length and narrow. The leaves are faintly dotted with white.

Mesembryanthemum Felinum

The flowers of mesembryanthemum felinum are yellow. The leaves are two inches or less in length and…

Mesembryanthemum linguaeforme flowers are yellow. The flowers grow alone on very short stems. The flowers bloom March to November.

Mesembryanthemum Linguaeforme

Mesembryanthemum linguaeforme flowers are yellow. The flowers grow alone on very short stems. The flowers…

Mesembryanthemum minutum flowers have pale yellow petals. The flowers are long and tubular. The flowers bloom September to November.

Mesembryanthemum Minutum

Mesembryanthemum minutum flowers have pale yellow petals. The flowers are long and tubular. The flowers…

Mesembryanthemum mutabile flowers are reddish and grow alone on short stems. The flowers bloom July to September.

Leafy Shoot and Inflorescence of Mesembryanthemum Mutabile

Mesembryanthemum mutabile flowers are reddish and grow alone on short stems. The flowers bloom July…

Mesembryanthemum pomeridianum flowers are large and yellow. The flowers expand after midday. The flowers bloom in July.

Habit and Detached Flower of Mesembryanthemum Pomeridianum

Mesembryanthemum pomeridianum flowers are large and yellow. The flowers expand after midday. The flowers…

Mesembryanthemum pugioniforme are large and pale yellow. The flowers bloom July to September. The shrub grows one foot tall.

Flowering Branch and Immature Capsule of Mesembryanthemum Pugioniforme

Mesembryanthemum pugioniforme are large and pale yellow. The flowers bloom July to September. The shrub…

Mesembryanthemum testiculatum flowers are yellow and nearly one inch in diameter. The plant is stemless and shrubby.

Mesembryanthemum Testiculatum

Mesembryanthemum testiculatum flowers are yellow and nearly one inch in diameter. The plant is stemless…

Mesembryanthemum tigrinum flowers are yellow and expand after noon. The flowers bloom September to November. The plant is stemless.

Mesembryanthemum Tigrinum

Mesembryanthemum tigrinum flowers are yellow and expand after noon. The flowers bloom September to November.…

Mesembryanthemum tricolorum flowers range from flesh colored to violet. The flowers expand in the heat of the sun. Pictured along with the habit is an unopened and a fully expanded flower.

Mesembryanthemum Tricolorum

Mesembryanthemum tricolorum flowers range from flesh colored to violet. The flowers expand in the heat…

A plant characterized by the cylindrical spikes, and by the pod, which is nearly cylindrical, straight or curved or twisted. Commonly filled with a pulp or fleshy substance between the seeds.

Mesquit

A plant characterized by the cylindrical spikes, and by the pod, which is nearly cylindrical, straight…

The mesquit is on of the characteristic shrubs throughout the desert. It varies in size from a straggling bush to a well-formed tree.

Mesquit (prosopis juliflora).

The mesquit is on of the characteristic shrubs throughout the desert. It varies in size from a straggling…

The common name of meum athamanticum is spignel. The flowers are white and grow in large umbels. The fruit is narrow with the primary ridges winged.

Habit and Detached Fruit of Meum Athamanticum

The common name of meum athamanticum is spignel. The flowers are white and grow in large umbels. The…

Mexican fire plant is the common name of euphorbia heterophylla. It is native in a range from the eastern and central United States to Peru. The leaves are dark green, with some bright red at the base.

Mexican Fire Plant

Mexican fire plant is the common name of euphorbia heterophylla. It is native in a range from the eastern…

<i>Miconia magnifica</i> is native to Mexico. The leaves are very large, growing over two feet long.

Miconia Magnifica

Miconia magnifica is native to Mexico. The leaves are very large, growing over two feet long.

Stem not finely pubescent; flowers not more than 1.5mm long.

Micranthemum

Stem not finely pubescent; flowers not more than 1.5mm long.

Microcachrys tetragona is also known as strawberry-fruited Cypress of Tasmania. The leaves are deep green and extremely small.

Fruiting Branch of Microcachrys Tetragona

Microcachrys tetragona is also known as strawberry-fruited Cypress of Tasmania. The leaves are deep…

"Micromelum monophyllum. 1. a flower; 2. the pistil when the calyx is rolled back; 3. a cross section of an ovary; 4. longitudinal section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Micromelum

"Micromelum monophyllum. 1. a flower; 2. the pistil when the calyx is rolled back; 3. a cross section…

<i>Micromeria piperella</i> grows a few inches high and has slender, arching branches. The flowers are purple and white. The plant is native to south Europe.

Micromeria Piperella

Micromeria piperella grows a few inches high and has slender, arching branches. The flowers are purple…

"Miersia chilensis; 2. its flower; 3. the interior coloured petaloid bracts; 4. a perpendicular section of the perianth." -Lindley, 1853

Miersia chilensis

"Miersia chilensis; 2. its flower; 3. the interior coloured petaloid bracts; 4. a perpendicular section…

"Reseda mediterranea. 1. a flower seen from above, much magnified; 2. a section of the same, showing the great disk on one side of the ovary, and within which the stamens arise; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a seed; 5. a section of it." -Lindley, 1853

Mignonette

"Reseda mediterranea. 1. a flower seen from above, much magnified; 2. a section of the same, showing…

The flowers of mignonette are small, yellow and white, and fragrant. The flowers grow in spiked clusters.

Mignonette

The flowers of mignonette are small, yellow and white, and fragrant. The flowers grow in spiked clusters.

Mignonette seeds must be collected as it begins turning brown. If allowed to become ripe before being collected the best seeds will be lost.

Ripe Seed Vessel of Mignonette

Mignonette seeds must be collected as it begins turning brown. If allowed to become ripe before being…

Any plant of the genus asclepias, of the milkweed family, so called from the milky juice that exudes from a wound.

Milkweed

Any plant of the genus asclepias, of the milkweed family, so called from the milky juice that exudes…

Seed of Milkweed, with a <em>Coma</em> or tuft of long silky hairs at one end.

Milkweed

Seed of Milkweed, with a Coma or tuft of long silky hairs at one end.

"Flower of Asclepias Cornuti. A, entire flower; B, vertical section; C, diagram; D, details of pollen-masses and glands. ca, calyx; c, corolla; hd, hood; hn, horn; a, anther; s, stigma; o, ovary; g, gland; p, pollen-mass." -Bergen, 1896

Milkweed

"Flower of Asclepias Cornuti. A, entire flower; B, vertical section; C, diagram; D, details of pollen-masses…

Of the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae), the common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).

Common Milkweed

Of the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae), the common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).

Of the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae): left, poke milkweed (Asclepias phytolaccoides); right, four-leaved milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia).

Poke Milkweed and Four-Leaved Milkweed

Of the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae): left, poke milkweed (Asclepias phytolaccoides); right, four-leaved…

Pollen, a pair of pollinia of a Milkweed, Asclepias, attached by stalks to a gland.

Polllinia of a Milkweed

Pollen, a pair of pollinia of a Milkweed, Asclepias, attached by stalks to a gland.

Of the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae), the whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata).

Whorled Milkweed

Of the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae), the whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata).

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), the Milkwort or Polygala polygama.

Milkwort

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), the Milkwort or Polygala polygama.

"Polygala erioptera. 1. an entire flower seen from the side; 2. the same cut open to exhibit the stamens; 3. the pistil; 4. a section of a ripe seed; in the middle is the embryo; at the apex, which represents the real base, is seen a caruncula." -Lindley, 1853

Milkwort

"Polygala erioptera. 1. an entire flower seen from the side; 2. the same cut open to exhibit the stamens;…

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), the cross-leaved milkwort or Polygala cruciata.

Cross-Leaved Milkwort

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), the cross-leaved milkwort or Polygala cruciata.

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), Polygala sanguinea.

P. Sanguinea

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), Polygala sanguinea.

"Flowering Branch of Glaux maritima. GLAUX. A primulaceous genus of plants, consisting of a single species, G. maritima, known as sea-milkwort or black saltwort." -Whitney, 1911

Sea Milkwort

"Flowering Branch of Glaux maritima. GLAUX. A primulaceous genus of plants, consisting of a single species,…

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), the Seneca snakeroot or Polygala Senega.

Seneca Snakeroot

Of the milkwort family (Polygalaceae), the Seneca snakeroot or Polygala Senega.

Military orchis is the common name of orchis militaris. The flowers are numerous and grow in a dense, oblong spike. The flowers bloom in spring.

Flower of Military Orchis

Military orchis is the common name of orchis militaris. The flowers are numerous and grow in a dense,…

<i>Miltonia flavescens</i> is native to Brazil. The flowers are yellow and somewhat spotted with purple. The flowers bloom in June.

Miltonia Flavescens

Miltonia flavescens is native to Brazil. The flowers are yellow and somewhat spotted with purple. The…

Miltonia phalaenopsis flowers are pure white and about two inches across. A large portion of the center of lip is a rich purplish crimson with a yellow base. The flowers bloom in May.

Miltonia Phalaenopsis

Miltonia phalaenopsis flowers are pure white and about two inches across. A large portion of the center…

Miltonia spectabilis flowers have pure white sepals and petals tinged with rose at the base. The lip is rosy violet tinged with white. The flowers are large, three to four inches across. The flowers bloom in autumn.

Flower of Miltonia Spectabilis

Miltonia spectabilis flowers have pure white sepals and petals tinged with rose at the base. The lip…

The sepals of miltonia vexillaria are a pale rose color while the petals have a deep rose color. The lip is white suffused with deep rose and yellow. Three or four flowers grow together.

Miltonia Vexillaria

The sepals of miltonia vexillaria are a pale rose color while the petals have a deep rose color. The…

<i>Miltonia vexillaria</i> is native to the western slopes of the Andes and Colombia. The flowers are flat, about four inches long, and possess a rose hue.

Miltonia Vexillaria

Miltonia vexillaria is native to the western slopes of the Andes and Colombia. The flowers are flat,…

The flowers of miltonia warscewiczii are a bright cinnamon color tipped with yellow. The lip is a soft, violet purple, white in front and tinged with brownish yellow.

Flowers of Miltonia Warscewiczii

The flowers of miltonia warscewiczii are a bright cinnamon color tipped with yellow. The lip is a soft,…