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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Wheat (Triticum vulgare) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded by scales or chaff, which are easily removed. The side of the kernal or fruit which is next to the rachis in growing is marked by a deep groove separating the mealy parts in the middle. On the other side of the kernal a small oval is seen. The oval is the seat of the embryo, or place where the germ of the new plant is to take its start. The grain is composed to a great extent of starch, with a large percentage of gluten and other nitrogen bodies. Shown is a variation of winter wheat.

Wheat

Wheat (Triticum vulgare) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded…

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded by scales or chaff, which are easily removed. The side of the kernal or fruit which is next to the rachis in growing is marked by a deep groove separating the mealy parts in the middle. On the other side of the kernal a small oval is seen. The oval is the seat of the embryo, or place where the germ of the new plant is to take its start. The grain is composed to a great extent of starch, with a large percentage of gluten and other nitrogen bodies. Shown is a sample of spelta wheat.

Wheat

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded…

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded by scales or chaff, which are easily removed. The side of the kernal or fruit which is next to the rachis in growing is marked by a deep groove separating the mealy parts in the middle. On the other side of the kernal a small oval is seen. The oval is the seat of the embryo, or place where the germ of the new plant is to take its start. The grain is composed to a great extent of starch, with a large percentage of gluten and other nitrogen bodies. Shown is a sample of a summer variety.

Wheat

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded…

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common in dry, sunny pastures, with a stem one foot high, slender with short leaves. Narrow sheaths, bearded. The panicle is simple and there are seven flowered spikelets. The lower palea broadly ovate, loosely hairy on the back, longer than its awl-shaped teeth. Perennial and flowers in June.

Wild Oat Grass

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common…

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common in dry, sunny pastures, with a stem one foot high, slender with short leaves. Narrow sheaths, bearded. The panicle is simple and there are seven flowered spikelets. The lower palea broadly ovate, loosely hairy on the back, longer than its awl-shaped teeth. Perennial and flowers in June. Shown is a magnified spikelet.

Wild Oat Grass

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common…

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common in dry, sunny pastures, with a stem one foot high, slender with short leaves. Narrow sheaths, bearded. The panicle is simple and there are seven flowered spikelets. The lower palea broadly ovate, loosely hairy on the back, longer than its awl-shaped teeth. Perennial and flowers in June. Shown is a magnified spikelet. Shown is the upper pale.

Wild Oat Grass

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common…

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common in dry, sunny pastures, with a stem one foot high, slender with short leaves. Narrow sheaths, bearded. The panicle is simple and there are seven flowered spikelets. The lower palea broadly ovate, loosely hairy on the back, longer than its awl-shaped teeth. Perennial and flowers in June. Shown is a seed of this grass.

Wild Oat Grass

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common…

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common in dry, sunny pastures, with a stem one foot high, slender with short leaves. Narrow sheaths, bearded. The panicle is simple and there are seven flowered spikelets. The lower palea broadly ovate, loosely hairy on the back, longer than its awl-shaped teeth. Perennial and flowers in June. Shown is the lower pale.

Wild Oat Grass

Wild Oat Grass (Danthonia spicata), also referred to as White Top grass, and Old Fog grass, is common…

Wood Hair grass (Aira flexuosa), also known as Common Hair grass, is a common grass found on dry and rocky hills and roadsides. Sheep eat it readily, but it is of little value for cultivation. Perennial, it flowers in June.

Wood Hair Grass

Wood Hair grass (Aira flexuosa), also known as Common Hair grass, is a common grass found on dry and…

Wood Hair grass (Aira flexuosa), also known as Common Hair grass, is a common grass found on dry and rocky hills and roadsides. Sheep eat it readily, but it is of little value for cultivation. Perennial, it flowers in June.

Wood Hair Grass

Wood Hair grass (Aira flexuosa), also known as Common Hair grass, is a common grass found on dry and…

Wood Meadow Grass (Poa nemoralis) grows from eighteen inches to two feet high. It has a perennial, creeping root and an erect, slender, smooth stem. The upper sheath is no longer than its leaf, with a very short ligule, the base of the floret having a silky web suspending the calyx. The leaves are light green. The grass is common in light shady places and appears as a tall, rank grass, with a long, finely-arched panicle.

Wood Meadow Grass

Wood Meadow Grass (Poa nemoralis) grows from eighteen inches to two feet high. It has a perennial, creeping…

Wood Meadow Grass (Poa nemoralis) grows from eighteen inches to two feet high. It has a perennial, creeping root and an erect, slender, smooth stem. The upper sheath is no longer than its leaf, with a very short ligule, the base of the floret having a silky web suspending the calyx. The leaves are light green. The grass is common in light shady places and appears as a tall, rank grass, with a long, finely-arched panicle. It flowers in July. A magnified flower is seen here.

Wood Meadow Grass

Wood Meadow Grass (Poa nemoralis) grows from eighteen inches to two feet high. It has a perennial, creeping…

The Yellow Oat Grass (Avena flavescens) is a perennial grass siutable for dry meadows and pastures. It is sometimes regarded as a weed. It fails when cultivated alone but succeeds with other grasses. It contains a large proportion of bitter extractive than most other grasses and for that reason is recommended as a valuable pasture grass. It flowers in July.

Yellow Oat Grass

The Yellow Oat Grass (Avena flavescens) is a perennial grass siutable for dry meadows and pastures.…

The Yellow Oat Grass (Avena flavescens) is a perennial grass siutable for dry meadows and pastures. It is sometimes regarded as a weed. It fails when cultivated alone but succeeds with other grasses. It contains a large proportion of bitter extractive than most other grasses and for that reason is recommended as a valuable pasture grass. It flowers (flower shown here) in July.

Yellow Oat Grass

The Yellow Oat Grass (Avena flavescens) is a perennial grass siutable for dry meadows and pastures.…

The common name of gynerium is pampas grass. Gynerium argenteum grass reaches between six and ten feet tall. The flowers on the grass bloom in autumn.

Gynerium Argenteum

The common name of gynerium is pampas grass. Gynerium argenteum grass reaches between six and ten feet…

The common name of hordeum jubatum is squirrel tail grass. The flowers on this grass bloom in June. The height of the grass is two feet.

Hordeum Jubatum

The common name of hordeum jubatum is squirrel tail grass. The flowers on this grass bloom in June.…

This is an illustration of the Indian Millet plant. It is native to Nevada and Utah in the southwestern United States.

Indian Millet

This is an illustration of the Indian Millet plant. It is native to Nevada and Utah in the southwestern…

An illustration of a jimson weed.

Jimson weed

An illustration of a jimson weed.

"Johnson-grass (Sorghum halpense). Spikelets in a panicle." -Gager, 1916

Johnson Grass

"Johnson-grass (Sorghum halpense). Spikelets in a panicle." -Gager, 1916

Lagurus ovatus is an attractive grass with soft white, woolly heads. The heads are one to two inches long.

Lagurus Ovatus

Lagurus ovatus is an attractive grass with soft white, woolly heads. The heads are one to two inches…

Lamarckia aurea is a handsome grass with oblong feathery, golden-yellow flower clusters. The common name is golden top.

Lamarckia Aurea

Lamarckia aurea is a handsome grass with oblong feathery, golden-yellow flower clusters. The common…

Plant belonging to the grass genus of the Poaceae family.

Uniola Latifolia

Plant belonging to the grass genus of the Poaceae family.

"1. Locusta of Corynephorus canescens (Grey Hair-grass); 2. paleae, &c. of the same; 3. locusta of Phalaris aquatica (Harding grass); 4. locusta of Alopecurus pratensis (Meadow Foxtail); 5. locusta of Aira caryophyllea (Silver hairgrass); 6. floret of the same; 7. locusta of Festuca duriuscula (Red Fescue); 8. locust of Glyceria fluitans (Water Mannagrass); 9. floret of the same; 10. locusta of Eragrostis poaeformis (Lovegrass)." -Lindley, 1853

Grass Locusta

"1. Locusta of Corynephorus canescens (Grey Hair-grass); 2. paleae, &c. of the same; 3. locusta of Phalaris…

"Yellow lyme grass (Elymus flavescens): a, empty glumes; b, spikelet, empty glumes removed." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Yellow Lyme Grass

"Yellow lyme grass (Elymus flavescens): a, empty glumes; b, spikelet, empty glumes removed." -Department…

This illustration shows a section of Manna grass.

Manna Grass

This illustration shows a section of Manna grass.

A grass extensively cultivated in some sections of the United States for forage. There are numerous species, most of which bear stalks and leaves of value for feed in the green and dry state, and form wholesome food products for cattle, sheep, horses, and mules.

Millet

A grass extensively cultivated in some sections of the United States for forage. There are numerous…

"'Ankee' Millet: a and b, two views of the spikelet; c and d, two views of the 'seed.'" -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Ankee Millet

"'Ankee' Millet: a and b, two views of the spikelet; c and d, two views of the 'seed.'" -Department…

"Broom-corn Millet: a, b, and c, views of the spikelet and glumes, or chaff; d and e, two views of the 'seed.'" -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Broom-Corn Millet

"Broom-corn Millet: a, b, and c, views of the spikelet and glumes, or chaff; d and e, two views of the…

"German Millet: a and b, two views of the spikelet with its cluster of three "beards;" c, 'seed.'" -Department of Agriculture, 1899

German Millet

"German Millet: a and b, two views of the spikelet with its cluster of three "beards;" c, 'seed.'" -Department…

The seeds of the Japanese Broom-Corn millet.

Japanese Broom-Corn Millet

The seeds of the Japanese Broom-Corn millet.

The Korean foxtail variety of millet, a grain.

Korean Foxtail Millet

The Korean foxtail variety of millet, a grain.

"Shama Millet: a, b, c, d, different views of the spikelet and glumes, or chaff; e, f, two views of the 'seed.'" -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Shama Millet

"Shama Millet: a, b, c, d, different views of the spikelet and glumes, or chaff; e, f, two views of…

<i>Miscanthus sinensis</i> is a tall, perennial grass. Established plants form clumps as much as eighteen feet in circumference.

Miscanthus Sinensis

Miscanthus sinensis is a tall, perennial grass. Established plants form clumps as much as eighteen feet…

Illustrated are varieties of <i>miscanthus sinensis</i> in cultivation, from left to right: <i>variegatus, zebrinus, </i>and <i>gracillimus</i>.

Miscanthus Sinensis Varieties

Illustrated are varieties of miscanthus sinensis in cultivation, from left to right: variegatus, zebrinus,…

"Panicle of oat." -Bergen, 1896

Oat Panicle

"Panicle of oat." -Bergen, 1896

This illustration shows the roots of the oat plant.

Oat Plant

This illustration shows the roots of the oat plant.

An oat seed.

Oat seed

An oat seed.

An oat seed embryo.

Oat seed embryo

An oat seed embryo.

A longitudinal section of an oat seed.

Cross-section of an oat seed

A longitudinal section of an oat seed.

A cross-section of an oat seed.

Cross-section of oat seed

A cross-section of an oat seed.

A genus of grasses including about sixty species, valuable alike for the production of hay and for their straw and seed. They are cultivated extensively in all temperate climates, and form valuable food for horses and cattle, but are also used for human food.

Oats

A genus of grasses including about sixty species, valuable alike for the production of hay and for their…

A line of different types of oats in a planter.

Line of oats

A line of different types of oats in a planter.

A smut of oats with a normal head.

Smut of Oats

A smut of oats with a normal head.

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

Smut of Oats

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

An ear of smutted oats.

Smutted oats

An ear of smutted oats.

Orchard grass is the common name of dactylis glomerata. It is a coarse grass that grows two to three feet tall.

Orchard Grass

Orchard grass is the common name of dactylis glomerata. It is a coarse grass that grows two to three…

Pampas grass is very hardy, beautiful in appearance and often used for ornament.

Pampas grass

Pampas grass is very hardy, beautiful in appearance and often used for ornament.

Bitter panic grass, Panicum amarum.

Bitter Panic Grass

Bitter panic grass, Panicum amarum.

"Creeping panic grass (Panicum repens): a, b, c, spikelets; d, e, f, florets." Department of Agriculture, 1899

Creeping Panic Grass

"Creeping panic grass (Panicum repens): a, b, c, spikelets; d, e, f, florets." Department of Agriculture,…

Grass native to the US, Mexico, and Caribbean Islands.

Uniola Paniculata

Grass native to the US, Mexico, and Caribbean Islands.

Pictured are the habit, spikelet, spikelet with outer palea removed, and ovary with long style and plumose stigmas of panicum capillare. Panicum has the common name of panick-grass. The capillare variety blooms in summer.

Panicum Capillare

Pictured are the habit, spikelet, spikelet with outer palea removed, and ovary with long style and plumose…

Panicum virgatum is a variety of panick-grass. The grass grows three to five feet tall.

Panicum Virgatum

Panicum virgatum is a variety of panick-grass. The grass grows three to five feet tall.

The flower clusters of pennisetum longistylum grow in spikes from four to six inches long. The leaves are narrow and gracefully arching. The grass is about one foot tall.

Pennisetum Longistylum

The flower clusters of pennisetum longistylum grow in spikes from four to six inches long. The leaves…

"Pistils of Grasses. Alopecurus." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Alopecurus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Bromus." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Bromus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Arrhenatherum." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Arrhenatherum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Glyceria." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Glyceria." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Melica." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Melica." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Mibora." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Mibora." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Pistils of Grasses. Nardus." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Pistils

"Pistils of Grasses. Nardus." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893