"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." Its better to have a small advantage rather than a greater one. -Trowbridge, 1866

Advantage Rebus

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." Its better to have a small advantage rather than a greater…

A tree whose wood is soft and red. It is a wetland tree that grows throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Alder

A tree whose wood is soft and red. It is a wetland tree that grows throughout the Americas, Europe and…

A tree with white blossoms that are very aromatic. As an herb, it is used for culianry and medicinal purposes.

Allspice

A tree with white blossoms that are very aromatic. As an herb, it is used for culianry and medicinal…

A tree with pinkish blossoms whose fruit is very fiborous. It is native to Asia and Africa but is grown in England and Europe for it's fruit.

Almond

A tree with pinkish blossoms whose fruit is very fiborous. It is native to Asia and Africa but is grown…

The pink blossom of an almond tree.

Almond

The pink blossom of an almond tree.

The fruit of an almond tree.

Almond

The fruit of an almond tree.

The branch of an Amelanchier obovalis tree, native to North America.

Branch of Amelanchier Obovalis

The branch of an Amelanchier obovalis tree, native to North America.

The typical representation of banana on a topographical map.

Banana

The typical representation of banana on a topographical map.

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

Kentucky bue-grass

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

Low woody perennial plant bearing blueberry fruit.

Bush Blueberry

Low woody perennial plant bearing blueberry fruit.

The typical representation of cactus on a topographical map.

Cactus

The typical representation of cactus on a topographical map.

Also known as Myrica californica. A small tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America.

Branch of California Wax Myrtle

Also known as Myrica californica. A small tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America.

A red clover plant. It does not reproduce except from seed.

Clover, red

A red clover plant. It does not reproduce except from seed.

Also known as Crataegus crus-galli. The branch of a Cockspur Thorn shrub, native to eastern North America.

Branch of Cockspur Thorn

Also known as Crataegus crus-galli. The branch of a Cockspur Thorn shrub, native to eastern North America.

Yucca with long tough leaves, commonly used for medicinal purposes.

Yucca Filamentosa

Yucca with long tough leaves, commonly used for medicinal purposes.

This plant is also known as the madasgascar jasmine, which feature dark leaves; sometimes waxy.

Stephanotis Floribunda

This plant is also known as the madasgascar jasmine, which feature dark leaves; sometimes waxy.

A species of perennial evergreen belonging to the century plant family.

Yucca Glauca

A species of perennial evergreen belonging to the century plant family.

Also known as Yucca schottii. A branch from the Hoary Yucca, a species of plant from the agave family.

Branch of Hoary Yucca

Also known as Yucca schottii. A branch from the Hoary Yucca, a species of plant from the agave family.

The Holywood or Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum sanctum) is a plant in the Zygophyllaceae family of caltrops. It grows in Southern Florida and Central America.

Holywood

The Holywood or Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum sanctum) is a plant in the Zygophyllaceae family of caltrops.…

The Horticultural Hall.

Horticultural Hall

The Horticultural Hall.

This is a type of shrub, usually bearing bell shaped flowers.

Styrax Japonica

This is a type of shrub, usually bearing bell shaped flowers.

There was an old man who said, "Hush!; I perceive a young bird in this bush!"; When they said, "Is it small?"; He replied, "Not at all!"; It is four times as big as the bush!"

Edward Lear

There was an old man who said, "Hush!; I perceive a young bird in this bush!"; When they said, "Is it…

The typical representation of orchard on a topographical map.

Orchard

The typical representation of orchard on a topographical map.

The horneo oven-bird, which builds its nest out of clay, straw, and dried vegetation.

Hornero Ovenbird

The horneo oven-bird, which builds its nest out of clay, straw, and dried vegetation.

A pair of great American horned owls, sitting on the ground.

Great American Horned Owls

A pair of great American horned owls, sitting on the ground.

A large pea plant.

Alaska peas

A large pea plant.

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

Yucca Radiosa

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

A strong-scented herbaceous plant of the genus Ruta, nat. order Rutacae, a native of S. Europe, but also cultivated in gardens in the United States.

Rue Plant

A strong-scented herbaceous plant of the genus Ruta, nat. order Rutacae, a native of S. Europe, but…

"Pasture Sage-brush (Artemisia frigida). a, leaf; b, flower-head; c, fertile flower; d, marginal flower." -Whitney, 1911

Sagebrush

"Pasture Sage-brush (Artemisia frigida). a, leaf; b, flower-head; c, fertile flower; d, marginal flower."…

These are natives of the eastern sides of North America.

Lavender Sarracenia

These are natives of the eastern sides of North America.

Wormwood from North America which is used in brewing beer.

Shrubs of Southernwood

Wormwood from North America which is used in brewing beer.

An extra early White Bush Squash.

White Bush Squash

An extra early White Bush Squash.

This shrub has oval leathery leaves and small white flowers. It is a common landscaping plant.

Pittosporum Tobira

This shrub has oval leathery leaves and small white flowers. It is a common landscaping plant.

Plant member of the lily family, known for a lump of pointed leaves and flowering stalk.

Yucca Treculeana

Plant member of the lily family, known for a lump of pointed leaves and flowering stalk.

A shrub that is native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. It reaches up to 13 feet in height, and is covered in small oval leaves and yellow flowers. The fruit produced on this shrub is sour, but edible, and rich in Vitamin C.

Berberis Vulgaris

A shrub that is native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. It reaches up to 13 feet in height,…

The branch of a Yucca macrocarpa, a species of agave plant.

Branch of Yucca Macrocarpa

The branch of a Yucca macrocarpa, a species of agave plant.