289 illustrations of flowers and shrubs including: narcissus, nelumbo, nettle, nightshade, oleander, olive, opium, orchid, orpine, oxalis, and oxeye

The milky juice obtained fom the unripe capsules of several species of the poppy, which is rendered concrete and dark colored by exposure to the air. the poppy is cultivated in many places as a garden plant for its beautiful single or double flowers of white, violet, red, or variegated colors, but in Turkey, India, China, Hindustan, and other countries it is grown extensively in plantations for its yield of opium.

Opium

The milky juice obtained fom the unripe capsules of several species of the poppy, which is rendered…

The opium plant can be used to produce sleep, numb pain, and quiet the organs of the body.

Opium Plant

The opium plant can be used to produce sleep, numb pain, and quiet the organs of the body.

The parts of the opium poppy from which the drug is made from the poppy's juice. "a, whole plant; b, flower and leaf; c, ripe capsule; d, seed and its section, enlarged." -Foster, 1921

Opium poppy

The parts of the opium poppy from which the drug is made from the poppy's juice. "a, whole plant; b,…

"Cassie or opoponax (Acacia farnesiana): a, head of opened flowers; b, head of unopened flowers." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Opoponax

"Cassie or opoponax (Acacia farnesiana): a, head of opened flowers; b, head of unopened flowers." -Department…

A sweet flowing shrub.

Mock Orange

A sweet flowing shrub.

"Section of capsule of Ophrys apifera" (Bee Orchid). -Lindley, 1853

Bee Orchid Capsule

"Section of capsule of Ophrys apifera" (Bee Orchid). -Lindley, 1853

"Column of Orchis mascula" (Early Purple Orchid). -Lindley, 1853

Early Purple Orchid Column

"Column of Orchis mascula" (Early Purple Orchid). -Lindley, 1853

"Apostasia odorata; 1. a flower; 2. the stamens and style; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Apostasia Orchid

"Apostasia odorata; 1. a flower; 2. the stamens and style; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a seed."…

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Arethusa bulbosa.

Arethusa

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Arethusa bulbosa.

Baby orchid is the common name of <i>odontoglossum grande</i>. The flowers bloom in the autumn and are native to Guatemala. The flowers are yellow banded with rich, reddish brown spots.

Baby Orchid

Baby orchid is the common name of odontoglossum grande. The flowers bloom in the autumn and are native…

The flower of Coryanthes speciosa, a species of Bucket Orchids.

Bucket Orchid

The flower of Coryanthes speciosa, a species of Bucket Orchids.

"Megaclinium Bufo; 1. a portion of a spike magnified; 2. flowers in various positions, more magnified." -Lindley, 1853

Bulbophyllum bufo

"Megaclinium Bufo; 1. a portion of a spike magnified; 2. flowers in various positions, more magnified."…

Butterfly orchid is the common name of <i>oncidium papilio</i>. The flowers bloom in any season. The flowers are brown with bands of yellow.

Butterfly Orchid

Butterfly orchid is the common name of oncidium papilio. The flowers bloom in any season. The flowers…

The flower of a species of Caladenia orchids.

Caladenia Orchid

The flower of a species of Caladenia orchids.

The flower of a the Small Spathe Disa (Disa spathulata), a species of orchid.

Disa Orchid

The flower of a the Small Spathe Disa (Disa spathulata), a species of orchid.

The flower of the Diuris or Donkey Orchid.

Donkey Orchid

The flower of the Diuris or Donkey Orchid.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), rattlesnake plantain or Epipactis repens var. ophioides.

E. Repens var. Ophioides

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), rattlesnake plantain or Epipactis repens var. ophioides.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Epipactis tesselata.

E. Tesselata

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Epipactis tesselata.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), early coral root or Corallorhiza trifida.

Early Coral Root

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), early coral root or Corallorhiza trifida.

Fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera) is a plant of the family Orchidaceae, a native of the British Isles and Europe favouring sites with alkaline soil. The name arises because it resembles a fly, being totally dependent on flies and bees for pollination. However this is fairly unsuccessful as they seldom visit the flower and it forms seed only infrequently. The plants use scent to attract male flies, which pollinate the flowers as they attempt to mate with the flower. The scent released by the flowers mimic female fly sexual pheromones.

Fly Orchid

Fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera) is a plant of the family Orchidaceae, a native of the British Isles…

Species: Habenaria spp. View of a single flower showing its strange, fringed lip.

Fringed Orchid

Species: Habenaria spp. View of a single flower showing its strange, fringed lip.

Species: Habenaria spp. View of a single flower showing its strange, fringed lip.

Fringed Orchid

Species: Habenaria spp. View of a single flower showing its strange, fringed lip.

Species: Habenaria spp. From a spike of the purple fringed orchis.

Fringed Orchid

Species: Habenaria spp. From a spike of the purple fringed orchis.

Species: Habenaria spp. From the ragged fringed orchis.

Fringed Orchid

Species: Habenaria spp. From the ragged fringed orchis.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the grass pink or Calopogon pulchellus.

Grass Pink

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the grass pink or Calopogon pulchellus.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), green adder's mouth or Microstylis unifolia.

Green Adder's Mouth

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), green adder's mouth or Microstylis unifolia.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the green round-leaved orchis or Habenaria orbiculata.

Green Round-Leaved Orchis

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the green round-leaved orchis or Habenaria orbiculata.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the green wood orchis or Habenaria clavellata.

Green Wood Orchis

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the green wood orchis or Habenaria clavellata.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria blephariglottis.

H. Blephariglottis

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria blephariglottis.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria bracteata.

H. Bracteata

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria bracteata.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria cristata.

H. Cristata

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria cristata.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria flava

H. Flava

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria flava

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria hyperborea

H. Hyperborea

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria hyperborea

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria integra.

H. Integra

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria integra.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria leucophaea.

H. Leucophaea

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria leucophaea.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria nivea.

H. Nivea

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Habenaria nivea.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), heart-leaved twayblade or Listera cordata.

Heart-Leaved Twayblade

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), heart-leaved twayblade or Listera cordata.

"Hetaeria pygmaea; 2. a flower; 3. the fertile stamen and two lateral sterile ones; 4. a cross section of the ovary." -Lindley, 1853

Hetaeria Orchid

"Hetaeria pygmaea; 2. a flower; 3. the fertile stamen and two lateral sterile ones; 4. a cross section…

Orchids contain over 6000 species. Their greatest display is in the tropics, where many of them are brilliantly colored.

Lady Slipper Orchid

Orchids contain over 6000 species. Their greatest display is in the tropics, where many of them are…

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), large coral root or Corallorhiza maculata.

Large Coral Root

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), large coral root or Corallorhiza maculata.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), large twayblade or Liparis liliifolia.

Large Twayblade

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), large twayblade or Liparis liliifolia.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), moccasin flower or Cypripedium acaule.

Moccasin Flower

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), moccasin flower or Cypripedium acaule.

Herminium monorchis or the Musk Orchid is a flowering plant of the Orchid family.

Musk Orchid

Herminium monorchis or the Musk Orchid is a flowering plant of the Orchid family.

The flower of the orchid, Oberonia griffithiana

Oberonia Griffithiana

The flower of the orchid, Oberonia griffithiana

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Pogonia verticillata.

P. Verticillata

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Pogonia verticillata.

A diagram of the various parts of pollen of orchid. po- Pollinia; c- Caudicle; vd- Viscid Disk; vg- Viscid Glove; r- Rostellum; lr- Lip of Rostellum.

Pollen of Orchid

A diagram of the various parts of pollen of orchid. po- Pollinia; c- Caudicle; vd- Viscid Disk; vg-…

Also known as Orchis morio. A depiction of the pollination of an orchid, where a hive bee is sucking nectar from the flower.

Pollination of an Orchid

Also known as Orchis morio. A depiction of the pollination of an orchid, where a hive bee is sucking…

This is a common orchid having flowers that are uncommonly shaped.

Pot Orchid

This is a common orchid having flowers that are uncommonly shaped.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the ragged fringed orchis, Habenaria lacera.

Ragged Fringed Orchis

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the ragged fringed orchis, Habenaria lacera.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the rattlesnake plantain or Epipactis pubescens.

Rattlesnake Plantain

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the rattlesnake plantain or Epipactis pubescens.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Spiranthes Romanzoffiana.

S. Romanzoffiana

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), Spiranthes Romanzoffiana.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the showy orchis or Orchis spectabilis.

Showy Orchis

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the showy orchis or Orchis spectabilis.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), slender ladies' tresses, Spiranthes gracilis.

Slender Ladies' Tresses

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), slender ladies' tresses, Spiranthes gracilis.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the smaller purple fringed orchis, Habenaria psycodes.

Smaller Purple Fringed Orchis

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the smaller purple fringed orchis, Habenaria psycodes.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the snake mouth or Pogonia ophioglossoides.

Snake Mouth

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the snake mouth or Pogonia ophioglossoides.

"2. Cycnoches ventricosum; 4 and 5. C. Egertonianum (Swan Orchid); the others intermediate forms." -Lindley, 1853

Swan Orchid

"2. Cycnoches ventricosum; 4 and 5. C. Egertonianum (Swan Orchid); the others intermediate forms." -Lindley,…

"Lip of Warrea bidentata" (Warrea lindeniana). -Lindley, 1853

Warrea Orchid

"Lip of Warrea bidentata" (Warrea lindeniana). -Lindley, 1853

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the yellow fringed orchis or Habenaria ciliaris.

Yellow Fringed Orchis

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), the yellow fringed orchis or Habenaria ciliaris.

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), yellow lady's slipper or Cypripedium parviflorum.

Yellow Lady's Slipper

Of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), yellow lady's slipper or Cypripedium parviflorum.

A class of herbaceous plants or shrubs, including about 2,000 species, and generally distributed throughout the torrid and temperate zones. In very dry and cold climates there are only a limited number of species, where they grow in the ground as herbs or shrubs, but in warm and moist regions they are connected with rocks and trees, and their roots do not draw moisture from the soil.

Orchids

A class of herbaceous plants or shrubs, including about 2,000 species, and generally distributed throughout…