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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Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears which are are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers , shown here, are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears which are are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers , shown here, are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers, shown here, on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears which are are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears, are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. A ear of corn is shown here. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

Alfalfa or Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop. It is a wheat reguiring great heat and sunlight. It resembles clover with clusters of small purple or pale blue flowers that have two or three twirls. The leaflets are in threes, obovate, oblong, and toothed. The fruit n downy pods, and has two to three twirls.

Lucerne or Alfalfa Plant

Alfalfa or Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an…

Alfalfa or Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop. It is a wheat reguiring great heat and sunlight. It resembles clover with clusters of small purple or pale blue flowers, shown here, that have two or three twirls. The leaflets are in threes, obovate, oblong, and toothed. The fruit n downy pods, and has two to three twirls.

Lucerne or Alfalfa Plant

Alfalfa or Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an…

Alfalfa or Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop. It is a wheat reguiring great heat and sunlight. It resembles clover with clusters of small purple or pale blue flowers that have two or three twirls. The leaflets are in threes, obovate, oblong, and toothed. The fruit n downy pods, as shown here, have two to three twirls.

Lucerne or Alfalfa Plant

Alfalfa or Lucerne (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an…

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover. The Red Clover can readily be distinguished by the arrangement and number of its leaves in three leaflets, and flowers in dense oblong or globular heads. It is widely grown as a fodder crop. There are many varities, some of which being, biennial an another perennial.

Red Clover

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover. The Red Clover can readily be distinguished…

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover. The Red Clover can readily be distinguished, as shown here, by the arrangement and number of its leaves in three leaflets, and flowers in dense oblong or globular heads. It is widely grown as a fodder crop. There are many varities, some of which being, biennial an another perennial.

Red Clover

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover. The Red Clover can readily be distinguished,…

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover. The Red Clover can readily be distinguished by the arrangement and number of its leaves in three leaflets, and flowers in dense oblong or globular heads. It is widely grown as a fodder crop. There are many varities, some of which being, biennial an another perennial. The fruit of the clover plant is shown here.

Red Clover

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover. The Red Clover can readily be distinguished…

Sainfion (Hedysarum onobrychis), a hay, is a leguminous plant with many straggling, tapering, smooth, stems growing from two to three feet long. The leaves are in pairs of pointed, oblong leaflets with a slightly hairy underside. The flower stalks are higher than the leaves, ending in a spike of flowers. The flowers are succeeded by flat, hard pods, toothed on the edges and prickly on the sides. The root is perennial, hard, and woody. The Saifoin flowers in July. The fruit or seed is said to be more nutritious than oats.

Sainfoin

Sainfion (Hedysarum onobrychis), a hay, is a leguminous plant with many straggling, tapering, smooth,…

Sainfion (Hedysarum onobrychis), a hay, is a leguminous plant with many straggling, tapering, smooth, stems growing from two to three feet long. The leaves are in pairs of pointed, oblong leaflets with a slightly hairy underside. The flower stalks are higher than the leaves, ending in a spike of flowers. The flower is shown here. The flowers are succeeded by flat, hard pods, toothed on the edges and prickly on the sides. The root is perennial, hard, and woody. The Saifoin flowers in July. The fruit or seed is said to be more nutritious than oats.

Sainfoin

Sainfion (Hedysarum onobrychis), a hay, is a leguminous plant with many straggling, tapering, smooth,…

Sainfion (Hedysarum onobrychis), a hay, is a leguminous plant with many straggling, tapering, smooth, stems growing from two to three feet long. The leaves are in pairs of pointed, oblong leaflets with a slightly hairy underside. The flower stalks are higher than the leaves, ending in a spike of flowers. The flowers are succeeded by flat, hard pods, toothed on the edges and prickly on the sides. The root is perennial, hard, and woody. The Saifoin flowers in July. The fruit or seed, shown here, is said to be more nutritious than oats.

Sainfoin

Sainfion (Hedysarum onobrychis), a hay, is a leguminous plant with many straggling, tapering, smooth,…

The White Clover ((Trifolium repens) stems are spreading, slender and creeping. The leaves are are inversely heart-shaped, the flower-heads are small and white. The White Clover can easily accomadate itself to a great variety of soils, but grows most luxuriantly in moist grounds and moist or wet seasons.

White Clover

The White Clover ((Trifolium repens) stems are spreading, slender and creeping. The leaves are are inversely…

The White Clover ((Trifolium repens) stems are spreading, slender and creeping. The leaves are are inversely heart-shaped, the flower-heads are small and white. The White Clover can easily accomadate itself to a great variety of soils, but grows most luxuriantly in moist grounds and moist or wet seasons. This flower is magnified.

White Clover

The White Clover ((Trifolium repens) stems are spreading, slender and creeping. The leaves are are inversely…

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Agrostis." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Poaceae

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Agrostis." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Aira." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Poaceae

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Aira." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Briza." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Poaceae

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Briza." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Triticum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Poaceae

"Poaceae. Spikelet of Triticum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An illustration of poison hemlock.

Poison hemlock

An illustration of poison hemlock.

An illustration of poke weed.

Poke weed

An illustration of poke weed.

A pollen grain.

Pollen

A pollen grain.

"Pollen grains. a, pumpkin; b, enchanter's nightshade; c, Albuca; d, pink; e, hibiscus." -Bergen, 1896

Pollen Grains

"Pollen grains. a, pumpkin; b, enchanter's nightshade; c, Albuca; d, pink; e, hibiscus." -Bergen, 1896

"Redfield's grass (Redfieldia flexuosa): a, spikelet; b, floret; c, flower." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Redfield's Grass

"Redfield's grass (Redfieldia flexuosa): a, spikelet; b, floret; c, flower." -Department of Agriculture,…

This illustration shows a portion of switchgrass. It is a warm-season plant and it is one of the dominany species of the central North America tallgrass prairie. Switchgrass can be found in remnant prairies, along roadsides, pastures or as an ornamental in gardens.

Redtop

This illustration shows a portion of switchgrass. It is a warm-season plant and it is one of the dominany…

"1. Locusta of Agrostis alba; 2. paleae and stamens, &c. of the same." -Lindley, 1853

Redtop Locusta

"1. Locusta of Agrostis alba; 2. paleae and stamens, &c. of the same." -Lindley, 1853

"Bamboo-reed (Arundo donax). a, panicle; b, flowering scale, clothed with silky hairs; c, spikelet." -Whitney, 1911

Giant Reed

"Bamboo-reed (Arundo donax). a, panicle; b, flowering scale, clothed with silky hairs; c, spikelet."…

It is characterized by one celled anthers opening by a single chink, by two or three styles or branches and a compressed capsule.

Restio

It is characterized by one celled anthers opening by a single chink, by two or three styles or branches…

Clump of ribbon-grass against the clothes-post.

Ribbon-grass

Clump of ribbon-grass against the clothes-post.

An annual cereal plant native to India, but now extensively naturalized and cultivated for its seed.

Rice

An annual cereal plant native to India, but now extensively naturalized and cultivated for its seed.

Rice is a species of grass native to tropical and subtropical southern and southeastern Asia and Africa. Rice is a staple for a large part of the world's human population.

Rice

Rice is a species of grass native to tropical and subtropical southern and southeastern Asia and Africa.…

Section of a grain of Rice, lengthwise, showing embryo outside the albumen, which forms the principal bulk.

Seed of Grain of Rice

Section of a grain of Rice, lengthwise, showing embryo outside the albumen, which forms the principal…

"Rice is a well known genus of grasses, having panicles of one-flowered spike-lets, with two very small pointed glumes, the florets compressed, the paleæ strongly nerved, awned or awnless, six stamens, one germen, and two feather stigmas. The only important species is the common rice, one of the most useful and extensively cultivated of all grains, supplying the principal food of nearly one-third of the human race. It seems to be originally a native of the East Indies, but is now cultivated in all quarters of the globe. Rice requires a moist soil, sometimes flooded. "—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Water Rice

"Rice is a well known genus of grasses, having panicles of one-flowered spike-lets, with two very small…

A rootstock is any kind of horizontal stem or branch growing under ground.

Quick-grass Root

A rootstock is any kind of horizontal stem or branch growing under ground.

A rush, found in northern salt marshes, <em>Juncus gerardi</em>.

Rush

A rush, found in northern salt marshes, Juncus gerardi.

A normal rye plant.

Rye

A normal rye plant.

An import cereal plant. It is native to the Levant but is cultivated extensively in temperate climates, especially in western Europe.

Rye

An import cereal plant. It is native to the Levant but is cultivated extensively in temperate climates,…

A grass grown for its grain and forage. It is part of the wheat group and is closely related to barley and wheat.

Rye

A grass grown for its grain and forage. It is part of the wheat group and is closely related to barley…

A species of grain of which there are several varieties It is an esculent grain bearing naked seeds on a flat ear, furnished with awns like barley.

Rye Grain

A species of grain of which there are several varieties It is an esculent grain bearing naked seeds…

This is an illustration of the fine-topped salt grass.

Salt Grass

This is an illustration of the fine-topped salt grass.

"3. a flower of Salsola Kali; 4. its ripe fruit; 5. the same magnified, with a portion of the leafy dilated calyx torn away; 6. it embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Prickly Saltwort

"3. a flower of Salsola Kali; 4. its ripe fruit; 5. the same magnified, with a portion of the leafy…

"Sand blue grass (Poa leckenbyi): a, empty glumes; b, spikelet, empty glumes removed; c, floret; d, palea and stamens; e, pistil." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Sand Blue Grass

"Sand blue grass (Poa leckenbyi): a, empty glumes; b, spikelet, empty glumes removed; c, floret; d,…

"Sand grass (Calamovilfa longifolia): a, spikelet; b, spikelet, empty glumes removed." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Sand Grass

"Sand grass (Calamovilfa longifolia): a, spikelet; b, spikelet, empty glumes removed." -Department of…

Sea lyme grass, Elymus arenarius.

Sea Lyme Grass

Sea lyme grass, Elymus arenarius.

Seaside blue grass, Poa macrantha.

Seaside Blue Grass

Seaside blue grass, Poa macrantha.

Seaside oats, Uniola paniculata.

Seaside Oats

Seaside oats, Uniola paniculata.

"Inflorescence, flower, and seed, of a sedge. (Great Bulrush, Scirpus lacustris.) A, magnified flower, surrounded by perianth of hypogynous bristles; B, the seed; C, section of the seed, showing the small embryo enclosed in the base of the endosperm." -Bergen, 1896

Sedge

"Inflorescence, flower, and seed, of a sedge. (Great Bulrush, Scirpus lacustris.) A, magnified flower,…

"Uricle or addiional glumes of Carex rivularis" (Shining Flatsedge) -Lindley, 1853

Shining Flatsedge

"Uricle or addiional glumes of Carex rivularis" (Shining Flatsedge) -Lindley, 1853

An illustration of the female flower of the sedge plant. 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.

Sedge

An illustration of the female flower of the sedge plant. Carex is a genus of plants in the family Cyperaceae,…

One stage of growth seen in a wild oats seedling.

Wild Oats Seedling

One stage of growth seen in a wild oats seedling.

A growth stage of a wild oats seedling, showing later growth.

Wild Oats Seedlng

A growth stage of a wild oats seedling, showing later growth.

"Side-oats (Atheropogon curtipendulus). a, spike; b, spikelet; c, spikelet with glumes removed." -Whitney, 1911

Side Oats

"Side-oats (Atheropogon curtipendulus). a, spike; b, spikelet; c, spikelet with glumes removed." -Whitney,…

"An ear of wheat with smut, a disease of corn caused by fungi."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Ear of wheat with smut

"An ear of wheat with smut, a disease of corn caused by fungi."—Finley, 1917

"A variety of the common wheat, originally cultivated by the Romans."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Spelt

"A variety of the common wheat, originally cultivated by the Romans."—Finley, 1917

Spicula of a spelt plant.

Spelt spicula

Spicula of a spelt plant.

"Showing concentric and eccentric striations of starch grains. e, potato starch eccentrically striated; f, compound starch grain from potato; g, bean starch concentrically striated." -Stevens, 1916

Starch Grain Striations

"Showing concentric and eccentric striations of starch grains. e, potato starch eccentrically striated;…

An illustration of stemless locoweed.

Stemless locoweed

An illustration of stemless locoweed.

A genus of between 6-37 species of tall grasses, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the Old World.

Sugar Cane

A genus of between 6-37 species of tall grasses, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the…

Sugar Cane is probably a native to India, but is now extensively cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate zones, of both hemispheres, in the West Indies, Southern United States, Guinea and Brazil, Mauritius and Bourbon, Bengal, Siam, China, Java, and the neighboring islands.

Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane is probably a native to India, but is now extensively cultivated throughout the tropical…

A tall, tropical plant used as a source of sugar.

Sugar-cane

A tall, tropical plant used as a source of sugar.