141 illustrations of flowers and shrubs including: quassia, rafflesia, ragweed, ragwort, raspberry, rattle, rattlebox, rhododendron, rhodora, riverweed, rock-rose, rose, rosemary, rue, ruscus, and rush

A European plant which grows in stagnant or nearly stagnant water. It has long, sword-shaped leaves, and bears an umbel of large reddish flowers at the end of its long stalk. This illustration shows 1) a cross-section of a flower, and 2) the fruit of the flowering rush.

Flowering Rush

A European plant which grows in stagnant or nearly stagnant water. It has long, sword-shaped leaves,…

Also known as the Snowball Tree, the Guelder Rose is a cultivated form of the genus Viburnum, especially <i>V. opulus</i>, with flat cymes of white flowers in summer, and red, globose fruit. The double variety, <i>V. O. sterilis</i>, is the common garden form.

Guelder Rose

Also known as the Snowball Tree, the Guelder Rose is a cultivated form of the genus Viburnum, especially…

The leaflets are often serrated and sheath at the base.

Rose Leaf

The leaflets are often serrated and sheath at the base.

A genus in the family Simaroubaceae. Its size is disputed; some botanists treat it as consisting of only one species, Quassia amara from tropical South America, while others treat it in a wide circumscription as a pantropical genus containing up to 40 species of trees and shrubs.

Quassia

A genus in the family Simaroubaceae. Its size is disputed; some botanists treat it as consisting of…

Illustrated is a twig of common quince, cydonia oblonga. (a) and (b) shows where the fruit was borne.

Twig of Quince

Illustrated is a twig of common quince, cydonia oblonga. (a) and (b) shows where the fruit was borne.

A raceme arrangement of flowers.

Raceme

A raceme arrangement of flowers.

A flower cluster with the flowers stalked and comming off a commonand more or less elongated axis.

Raceme

A flower cluster with the flowers stalked and comming off a commonand more or less elongated axis.

A raceme, with a general peduncle, pedicels, bracts, and bractlets. Plainly the bracts here answer to the leaves.

Raceme

A raceme, with a general peduncle, pedicels, bracts, and bractlets. Plainly the bracts here answer to…

A raceme

Raceme

A raceme

"Racemes.--When flowers are arranged round a filiform simple axis, each particular flower being stalked, they are said to be in racemes." -Newman, 1850

Raceme

"Racemes.--When flowers are arranged round a filiform simple axis, each particular flower being stalked,…

This flowering plant belongs to the ruscaceae, which are common in North America.

Smilacina Racemosa

This flowering plant belongs to the ruscaceae, which are common in North America.

Perennial shrub of the agavee family, known for evergreen rosettes.

Yucca Radiosa

Perennial shrub of the agavee family, known for evergreen rosettes.

A parasitic flower plant. The worlds largest single flower.

Rafflesia

A parasitic flower plant. The worlds largest single flower.

Ragged robin and cuckoo flower are the common names of lychnis flos-cuculi. The flowers are red or pink and grow in loose clusters. The plant is native to Europe and north Asia.

Ragged Robin

Ragged robin and cuckoo flower are the common names of lychnis flos-cuculi. The flowers are red or pink…

Various views of the tall ragweed, Ambrosia trifida.

Ragweed

Various views of the tall ragweed, Ambrosia trifida.

Various views of the false ragweed, Iva xanthifolia.

False Ragweed

Various views of the false ragweed, Iva xanthifolia.

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the golden ragwort (Senecio aureus).

Golden Ragwort

Of the Composite family (Compositae), the golden ragwort (Senecio aureus).

Also known as Campanula rapunculus. "A hardy biennial, cultivated for the use of its fleshy roots in salads, either boiled or in a raw state, generally the latter; the leaves are also used in winter salads."&mdash;Nicholson, 1884

Rampion

Also known as Campanula rapunculus. "A hardy biennial, cultivated for the use of its fleshy roots in…

Leaflets usually three, no more than five.

Ranunculus

Leaflets usually three, no more than five.

Base of petiole expanded; plants under 4 dm tall.

Ranunculus

Base of petiole expanded; plants under 4 dm tall.

Flowers stalked; fruit a group of several, scarcely angled, small nutlets.

Ranunculus

Flowers stalked; fruit a group of several, scarcely angled, small nutlets.

"Ranunculus, buttercup, crowfoot; the typical genus of the order Ranunculace&aelig;. Known species about 160, from temperate regions. Many have much divided leaves."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Ranunculus

"Ranunculus, buttercup, crowfoot; the typical genus of the order Ranunculaceæ. Known species about…

A large genus of about 600 species of plants, including buttercups and spearworts. They are mostly bright yellow or white, with a yellow center.

Garden Ranunculus

A large genus of about 600 species of plants, including buttercups and spearworts. They are mostly bright…

This plant bears edible roots.

Brassica Rapa

This plant bears edible roots.

Suckers of red raspberries.

Raspberries

Suckers of red raspberries.

"Raspberry (Rubus idaeus, order Rosaceae), being fertilized. A, Flower. p, p, Petals. a, a, Anthers. s, Stigma. no, Nectary openings. nc, Nectar Cells. D, Drupels." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Raspberry Fertilization

"Raspberry (Rubus idaeus, order Rosaceae), being fertilized. A, Flower. p, p, Petals. a, a, Anthers.…

"Rooting 'tip' of black raspberry." &mdash; Baily, 1898

Black raspberry

"Rooting 'tip' of black raspberry." — Baily, 1898

Of the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), the yellow rattle (Rhinanthus Crista-Galli).

Yellow Rattle

Of the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), the yellow rattle (Rhinanthus Crista-Galli).

A plant with hard pods with seeds inside.

Rattlebox

A plant with hard pods with seeds inside.

Red or morning campion are the common names of lychnis dioica. The flowers are normally red, varying to pink and white. The plant is native to Europe and Asia.

Red Campion

Red or morning campion are the common names of lychnis dioica. The flowers are normally red, varying…

Illustrated is the penetrating root of red clover. It is a fifteen month old plant that grew in hard clay soil.

Red Clover Root

Illustrated is the penetrating root of red clover. It is a fifteen month old plant that grew in hard…

Opposite leaves, in Red Maple.

Red Maple

Opposite leaves, in Red Maple.

"Ribes rubrum. 1. perpendicular section of a flower; 2. cross section of the ovary; 3. seed; 4. a perpendicular section of it." -Lindley, 1853

Redcurrant

"Ribes rubrum. 1. perpendicular section of a flower; 2. cross section of the ovary; 3. seed; 4. a perpendicular…

"Raceme of common red currant. p, peduncle; p', pedicel; br, bract." -Bergen, 1896

Redcurrant Raceme

"Raceme of common red currant. p, peduncle; p', pedicel; br, bract." -Bergen, 1896

The common reed of the American and European reed swamps, growing from 5 to 12 feet high with leaves 2 inches wide.

Reed

The common reed of the American and European reed swamps, growing from 5 to 12 feet high with leaves…

A Eurasian walnut, bearing large nut and used for its figured wood.

Juglans Regia

A Eurasian walnut, bearing large nut and used for its figured wood.

"Victoria Regia, named by Lindley after Queen Victoria, is the most magnificent of all known water lilies, and comes from a region in which it had been supposed that no Nymph&aelig;ace&aelig; occurred. It was first discovered by the botanist H&aelig;nke in 1801; Bonbigny, in 1828, sent home specimens to Paris; others also subsequently saw it growing, but it excited no attention till in 1837, Sir Robert Schomburgk found it in the Berbice river in British Guiana. The rootstock is thick and fleshy, the leaf-stalks prickly, the leaf peltate, its margin circular, its diameter from 6 to 12 feet, the edge so turned up as to make the leaves floating in tranquil water look like a number of large trays. "&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Victoria Regia

"Victoria Regia, named by Lindley after Queen Victoria, is the most magnificent of all known water lilies,…

A species of flowering plants belonging to the Nymphaceaceae family, related to water lilies.

Victoria Regia

A species of flowering plants belonging to the Nymphaceaceae family, related to water lilies.

A flower serving as the symbol for paradise.

Strelitzia Reginae

A flower serving as the symbol for paradise.

This is a white clover, bearing pink flowers and glossy leaves. This flora is common the US.

Trifolium Repens

This is a white clover, bearing pink flowers and glossy leaves. This flora is common the US.

A flower that is native to eastern North American. It is either blue or white with leafy stems.

Polemonium Reptans

A flower that is native to eastern North American. It is either blue or white with leafy stems.

Plant belonging to the streptocarpus genus.

Streptocarpus Rexii

Plant belonging to the streptocarpus genus.

"Rhabdia lycioides. 1. its flower; 2. the corolla opened; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a perpendicular section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Rhabdia

"Rhabdia lycioides. 1. its flower; 2. the corolla opened; 3. a cross section of the ovary; 4. a perpendicular…

A South American shrubs whose root is used for medicine.

Rhatany

A South American shrubs whose root is used for medicine.

Leaves sessile or very short petioled; flowers showy.

Rhexia

Leaves sessile or very short petioled; flowers showy.

Illustrated are tips of rhipsalis cassytha. Rhipsalis plants have habits similar to mistletoe. It grows on the trunks and branches of trees. It is part of the cactus family.

Rhipsalis Cassytha

Illustrated are tips of rhipsalis cassytha. Rhipsalis plants have habits similar to mistletoe. It grows…

An extensive genus of shrubs of the heath family. The leaves are usually alternate and evergreen in some species, and the flowers are in clusters and often variously colored.

Rhododendeon

An extensive genus of shrubs of the heath family. The leaves are usually alternate and evergreen in…

The rhododendron is a flowering plant of the heath family.

Rhododendron

The rhododendron is a flowering plant of the heath family.

"Rhododendron pumilum; 1. a calyx and pistil, with all stamens removed; 2. an anther; 3. a ripe capsule burst; 4. a vertical section of a seed." -Lindley, 1853

Rhododendron

"Rhododendron pumilum; 1. a calyx and pistil, with all stamens removed; 2. an anther; 3. a ripe capsule…

Of the Heath family (Ericaceae), the rhodora (Rhododendron canadense).

Rhodora

Of the Heath family (Ericaceae), the rhodora (Rhododendron canadense).

Spikelets with only 1 or 2 scales enclosing acenes; perianth-bristles usually present.

Rhynchospora

Spikelets with only 1 or 2 scales enclosing acenes; perianth-bristles usually present.

Seed of Ricinus or Castor-oil plant, with caruncle.

Ricinus

Seed of Ricinus or Castor-oil plant, with caruncle.

Ripe-fruit of a shepherd's purse.

Ripe-fruit of shepherd's purse

Ripe-fruit of a shepherd's purse.

"The female of Hydrostachys verruculosa. 1. the calyx; 2. the same opened to show the ovary; 3. a seed; 4. a vertical section of it." -Lindley, 1853

Riverweed

"The female of Hydrostachys verruculosa. 1. the calyx; 2. the same opened to show the ovary; 3. a seed;…

Section of seed of Rock Rose, Helianthemum Canadense; orthotropus, with curved embryo in the albumen.

Seed of Rock Rose

Section of seed of Rock Rose, Helianthemum Canadense; orthotropus, with curved embryo in the albumen.

"A genus of exogenous plants, which gives its name to the natural order Cistaceae; an order allied to Cruciferae and Capparideae, and containing about 200 known species of shrubs and herbaceous plants, chiefly natives of the south of Europe and north of Africa." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Rock-Rose

"A genus of exogenous plants, which gives its name to the natural order Cistaceae; an order allied to…

Of the rock-rose family (Cistaceae), the frostweed or Helianthemum Canadense.

Frostweed

Of the rock-rose family (Cistaceae), the frostweed or Helianthemum Canadense.

Of the rock-rose family (Cistaceae), the plant and flower of Hudsonia tomentosa.

H. Tomentosa

Of the rock-rose family (Cistaceae), the plant and flower of Hudsonia tomentosa.

Of the rock-rose family (Cistaceae), the pinweed or Lechea minor.

Pinweed

Of the rock-rose family (Cistaceae), the pinweed or Lechea minor.

In some perennial herbs, prostrate stems or branches underground are thickened with this store of nourishment for their whole length.

Solomon's Seal Root

In some perennial herbs, prostrate stems or branches underground are thickened with this store of nourishment…