This ClipArt gallery offers 388 illustrations of several types of grasses and grains, many of which are grown agriculturally for consumer use.

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Agrostis nebulosa is known as cloud grass. The flower clusters resemble a cloud resting over the ground.

Agrostis Nebulosa Grass

Agrostis nebulosa is known as cloud grass. The flower clusters resemble a cloud resting over the ground.

Aira pulchella is also known as air grass. The flower clusters are loose, delicate, and graceful. This ornamental grass grows in the south of Europe.

Aira Pulchella Grass

Aira pulchella is also known as air grass. The flower clusters are loose, delicate, and graceful. This…

"To show aleurone grains. A, cells from cotyledon of seed of garden bean; n, aleurone grains; m, starch; B, cells from endosperm of castor bean; a, aleurone grains; l, ground substance; k, crystalloid; j, globoid." -Stevens, 1916

Aleurone Grains

"To show aleurone grains. A, cells from cotyledon of seed of garden bean; n, aleurone grains; m, starch;…

This illustration shows the roots of young alfalfa plants, showing nodules.

Alfalfa Plant

This illustration shows the roots of young alfalfa plants, showing nodules.

A stack of alfalfa.

Stack of Alfalfa

A stack of alfalfa.

Anthoxanthum Odoratum is commonly known as Spring Grass. This grass grows up to one foot high. This grass has a pleasant smell of new hay.

Anthoxanthum Odoratum Grass

Anthoxanthum Odoratum is commonly known as Spring Grass. This grass grows up to one foot high. This…

"Triglochin palustre. 1. A flower; 3. a ripe fruit; 4. one ripe carpel opened and exhibiting a seed; 5. embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Arrowgrass

"Triglochin palustre. 1. A flower; 3. a ripe fruit; 4. one ripe carpel opened and exhibiting a seed;…

Arundinaria falcata grass is very light green. The leaves are linear and narrow. The stems are deep green and are very slender.

Arundinaria Falcata

Arundinaria falcata grass is very light green. The leaves are linear and narrow. The stems are deep…

Arundo Donax is commonly known as Great Reed. The flowers on this reed are reddish and ultimately whitish. This reed is found in the south of Europe.

Arundo Donax

Arundo Donax is commonly known as Great Reed. The flowers on this reed are reddish and ultimately whitish.…

"Bamboo (<em>Bambusa vulgaris</em>), very much reduced. Grows to 20 to 50 ft. high." &mdash; Encyclopediia Britannica, 1910

Bamboo

"Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris), very much reduced. Grows to 20 to 50 ft. high." — Encyclopediia…

"A genus of grasses, of which most of the species attain a great size, many of them 20 or 30 feet, some 70 or 100 feet in height. The species are numerous, and are found in tropical and subtropical regions, both of the eastern and western hemispheres. They are of great importance to the inhabitants of the countries in which they grow." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Bamboo

"A genus of grasses, of which most of the species attain a great size, many of them 20 or 30 feet, some…

"Bambusa arundinacea, an Indian bamboo. 1, Leafy shoot. 2, Branch of inflorescence. 3, Spikelet. 4, Flower." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bamboo

"Bambusa arundinacea, an Indian bamboo. 1, Leafy shoot. 2, Branch of inflorescence. 3, Spikelet. 4,…

"Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris), very much reduced. Grows 20 to 50 ft. high." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bamboo

"Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris), very much reduced. Grows 20 to 50 ft. high." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

A very tall evergreen grass.

Bamboo

A very tall evergreen grass.

Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae and occur from Northeast Asia.

Bamboo

Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae and occur from…

"Bamboo, a giant, treelike member of the grass family." -Foster, 1921

Bamboo

"Bamboo, a giant, treelike member of the grass family." -Foster, 1921

"Bamboo. a.- upper portion of the stem with foliage. b.- root stem. c.- section of stem. Bamboo, the common name of the arborescent grasses belonging to the genus Bambusa." -Vaughan, 1906

Bamboo

"Bamboo. a.- upper portion of the stem with foliage. b.- root stem. c.- section of stem. Bamboo, the…

"<em>Bambusa arundinacea</em>, in Indian bamboo. 1. Leafy shoot. 2, Branch of inflorescence. 3, Spikelet. 4, Flower." &mdash; Encyclopediia Britannica, 1910

Indian Bamboo

"Bambusa arundinacea, in Indian bamboo. 1. Leafy shoot. 2, Branch of inflorescence. 3, Spikelet.…

Barley is a grain.

Barley

Barley is a grain.

A major food grain for both humans and animals.

Barley

A major food grain for both humans and animals.

"Barley, the name of several cereal plants of the genus Hordeum, order Gramineae (grasses), yielding a grain used as food and also for making malt, from which are prepared beer, porter, and whisky." -Vaughan, 1906

Barley

"Barley, the name of several cereal plants of the genus Hordeum, order Gramineae (grasses), yielding…

Illustrated is a loose smut of barley. It is a type of fungus that effects cereals.

Smut of Barley

Illustrated is a loose smut of barley. It is a type of fungus that effects cereals.

"Camera-lucida outline of portion of cross section of cornstalk, showing at g bast fiber zone beneath the epidermis and surrounding the outermost vascular bundles." -Stevens, 1916

Cornstalk Bast Fibers

"Camera-lucida outline of portion of cross section of cornstalk, showing at g bast fiber zone beneath…

"Beach grass (Ammophila arenaria): a, empty glumes; b, floret; c, palea." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Beach Grass

"Beach grass (Ammophila arenaria): a, empty glumes; b, floret; c, palea." -Department of Agriculture,…

"5. locusta of Polypogon monspeliensis; 6. paleae, &c. of the same." -Lindley, 1853

Annual Beard Grass

"5. locusta of Polypogon monspeliensis; 6. paleae, &c. of the same." -Lindley, 1853

Seedlings of "a and b, Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera); c, Rhode Island Bent (Agrostis canina)." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Bent Plants

Seedlings of "a and b, Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera); c, Rhode Island Bent (Agrostis canina)."…

"9. locusta of Cynodon dactylon; 10. paleae, and abortive floret of the same." -Lindley, 1853

Bermuda Grass

"9. locusta of Cynodon dactylon; 10. paleae, and abortive floret of the same." -Lindley, 1853

Blowout Grass (Redfieldia flexuosa) is a grass found on sand dunes. &quot;a, spikelet; b, flower; c, glumes.&quot; -Whitney, 1911

Blowout Grass

Blowout Grass (Redfieldia flexuosa) is a grass found on sand dunes. "a, spikelet; b, flower; c,…

Canada blue-grass, also known as wire-grass. Suitable for soils too poor to support Kentucky blue-grass.

Canada blue-grass

Canada blue-grass, also known as wire-grass. Suitable for soils too poor to support Kentucky blue-grass.

Kentucky blue-grass, grown from a single seed. Strongly stoloniferous.

Kentucky bue-grass

Kentucky blue-grass, grown from a single seed. Strongly stoloniferous.

A closer view of a stalk of Kentucky blue-grass.

Kentucky blue-grass

A closer view of a stalk of Kentucky blue-grass.

Each spikelet of briza maxima has thirteen to seventeen flowers. The stem nods at the end. The flowers bloom in June and July.

Habit and Single Flower of Briza Maxima

Each spikelet of briza maxima has thirteen to seventeen flowers. The stem nods at the end. The flowers…

The common name of briza minor is Little Quaking Grass. The spikelets are triangular and seven flowered. The leaves are short, narrow, and pale green.

Habit and Small Panicle of Flowers of Briza Minor

The common name of briza minor is Little Quaking Grass. The spikelets are triangular and seven flowered.…

Bromus grass flowers every two years. This grass grows about two feet high.

Bromus Brizaeformis

Bromus grass flowers every two years. This grass grows about two feet high.

"Broom-sedge (Andropogon Virginicus). a, spike; b, spikelet; c, glumes." -Whitney, 1911

Broomsedge

"Broom-sedge (Andropogon Virginicus). a, spike; b, spikelet; c, glumes." -Whitney, 1911

"Scirpus lacustris. 1. A flower surrounded with hypogynous bristles; 2. a seed; 3, a section of it, showing the lenticular embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Bulrush

"Scirpus lacustris. 1. A flower surrounded with hypogynous bristles; 2. a seed; 3, a section of it,…

"1. Flowering plant of Bulrush (Scirpus lacustris). 2. The inflorescence. a, a flower; b, the fruit." -Whitney, 1911

Bulrush

"1. Flowering plant of Bulrush (Scirpus lacustris). 2. The inflorescence. a, a flower; b, the fruit."…

A bulrush, part of the sedge family, common on borders of salt and fresh ponds and streams, <em>Scirpus americanus</em>.

Bulrush

A bulrush, part of the sedge family, common on borders of salt and fresh ponds and streams, Scirpus

"Typha latifolia; 2, its fruit; 3, a section of the seed; 4, the embryo; 5, a stamen." -Lindley, 1853

Common Bulrush

"Typha latifolia; 2, its fruit; 3, a section of the seed; 4, the embryo; 5, a stamen." -Lindley, 1853

Three members of the bur-reed family: Left, great bur reed (Sparganium eurycarpum); middle, Sparganium simplex; right, Branching Bur Reed (Sparganium androcladum).

Bur Reeds

Three members of the bur-reed family: Left, great bur reed (Sparganium eurycarpum); middle, Sparganium…

"Calyx of a spelt plant."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Spelt calyx

"Calyx of a spelt plant."—Finley, 1917

The large cane, which forms the cane brakes of the southern states. It grows from 10 to 20 feet in height with leaves 1 to 2 inches wide.

The Large Cane

The large cane, which forms the cane brakes of the southern states. It grows from 10 to 20 feet in height…

Carex is a genus of plants in the family Cyperaceae, commonly known as sedges (although other, related species are also called sedges, those of genus Carex may be called "true" sedges). It is the most species-rich genus in the family. The study of Carex is known as caricology.

Carex

Carex is a genus of plants in the family Cyperaceae, commonly known as sedges (although other, related…

Illustrated is carex longirostris with terminal stamen spikes and drooping pistil spikes.

Carex Longirostris

Illustrated is carex longirostris with terminal stamen spikes and drooping pistil spikes.

Illustrated is carex lurida with the stamen terminal spikes and triangular seeds.

Carex Lurida

Illustrated is carex lurida with the stamen terminal spikes and triangular seeds.

Carex morrowii has still, evergreen, long pointed leaves. It is well suited for growing in pots.

Carex Morrowii

Carex morrowii has still, evergreen, long pointed leaves. It is well suited for growing in pots.

Illustrated is carex scoparia with androgynous spikes and seeds.

Carex Scoparia

Illustrated is carex scoparia with androgynous spikes and seeds.

Two members of the cat-tail family of grasses. The left: Typha latifolia. The right: Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cat-tail).

Cat-Tails

Two members of the cat-tail family of grasses. The left: Typha latifolia. The right: Typha angustifolia…

"Staminate flower of the broad-leaved cat-tail (Typha latifolia)." -Gager, 1916

Cattail Flower

"Staminate flower of the broad-leaved cat-tail (Typha latifolia)." -Gager, 1916

Chloris elegans is an annual grass. It grows one to three feet tall. The common name of chloris is finger grass.

Chloris Elegans

Chloris elegans is an annual grass. It grows one to three feet tall. The common name of chloris is finger…

The common name of chloris is finger grass. The polydactyla variety is a perennial and grows one to three feet tall. It is native to the tropics of both hemispheres.

Chloris Polydactyla

The common name of chloris is finger grass. The polydactyla variety is a perennial and grows one to…

The common name of coix lacryma-jobi is Job's tears. The beads or "tears" are pearly white to a lead color. The grass grows two to four feet tall.

Coix Lacryma-Jobi

The common name of coix lacryma-jobi is Job's tears. The beads or "tears" are pearly white to a lead…

An ear of corn.

Corn

An ear of corn.

"Lengthwise section of grain of corn. y, yellow, oily part of endosperm; w, white, starchy part of endosperm; p, plumule; s, the shield (cotyledon), in contact with the endosperm for absorption of food from it; r, the primary root." -Bergen, 1896

Corn Grain

"Lengthwise section of grain of corn. y, yellow, oily part of endosperm; w, white, starchy part of endosperm;…

A corn plant.

Corn Plant

A corn plant.

"Lengthwise section through root-tip of Indian corn. w, root-cap; i, younger part of cap; z, dead cells separating from cap; s, growing point; o, epidermis; p', intermediate layer between epidermis and central cylinder; p, central cylinder; d, layer from which the root-cap originates." -Bergen, 1896

Corn Root Tip

"Lengthwise section through root-tip of Indian corn. w, root-cap; i, younger part of cap; z, dead cells…

"Diagrammatic cross-section of stem of Indian corn. cv, fibro-vascular bundles; gc, pithy material between bundles." -Bergen, 1896

Corn Section

"Diagrammatic cross-section of stem of Indian corn. cv, fibro-vascular bundles; gc, pithy material between…

This illustration shows the cross-section of a single vascular bundle of corn stem: ph, phloem; x, small cells of the xylem; v, vessels of xylem; st, stereome that forms a sheath about the bundle; p, parenchyma of the stem.

Corn Stem

This illustration shows the cross-section of a single vascular bundle of corn stem: ph, phloem; x, small…

Cross-section of a kernel of corn. Food is stored in the cotyledon and in the endosperm which surrounds the embryo.

Kernel of Corn

Cross-section of a kernel of corn. Food is stored in the cotyledon and in the endosperm which surrounds…

Structure of a Cornstalk, in transverse and longitudinal section.

Cornstalk

Structure of a Cornstalk, in transverse and longitudinal section.