Cuckoos have elegant shapes; beaks almost as long as the head, compressed, and slightly curved; the tail rather long and rounded.(Figuier, 1869).

Cuckoo

Cuckoos have elegant shapes; beaks almost as long as the head, compressed, and slightly curved; the…

Cuckoos have elegant shapes; beaks almost as long as the head, compressed, and slightly curved; the tail rather long and rounded.(Figuier, 1869).

Barbet

Cuckoos have elegant shapes; beaks almost as long as the head, compressed, and slightly curved; the…

Here is leaf that is shaped like the head of an arrow.

Leaf

Here is leaf that is shaped like the head of an arrow.

Here is leaf that is shaped like a lance.

Leaf

Here is leaf that is shaped like a lance.

Here is leaf that is shaped like a trowel.

Leaf

Here is leaf that is shaped like a trowel.

Here is leaf that is shaped like a fiddle.

Leaf

Here is leaf that is shaped like a fiddle.

Here is a leaf that is shaped like a shield.

Leaf

Here is a leaf that is shaped like a shield.

Here is a leaf that has a tendril on the end of it which clasps around whatever it touches.

Leaf

Here is a leaf that has a tendril on the end of it which clasps around whatever it touches.

This leaf is notched all around its edge.

Leaf

This leaf is notched all around its edge.

This leaf is notched all around its edge.

Leaf

This leaf is notched all around its edge.

This leaf is spread out like a hand.

Leaf

This leaf is spread out like a hand.

This leaf is spread out like a hand.

Leaf

This leaf is spread out like a hand.

Leaves are arranged in a great many different ways on their stems. Here are three leaves together on a stem.

Leaf

Leaves are arranged in a great many different ways on their stems. Here are three leaves together on…

Leaves are arranged in a great many different ways on their stems. Here the leaf-stem has three little branches, and each branch has three leaves.

Leaf

Leaves are arranged in a great many different ways on their stems. Here the leaf-stem has three little…

Leaves are arranged in a great many different ways on their stems. On this leaf-stem are a great many leaves.

Leaf

Leaves are arranged in a great many different ways on their stems. On this leaf-stem are a great many…

Here is a leaf of the pitcher plant. You see that it has an opening at the upper end. It can hold considerable water.

Pitcher Plant Leaf

Here is a leaf of the pitcher plant. You see that it has an opening at the upper end. It can hold considerable…

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. Here you see the leaf as it is spread out, wide open.

Venus Fly Trap Leaf

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. Here you…

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. The two parts of the leaf close together and the points on the edges are locked together.

Venus Fly Trap Leaf

Here is a leaf of the Venus's fly trap which is a spring trap for flies and other insects. The two parts…

This is the leaf of the common fern, or brake. On the back of the leaf are spores.

Fern Leaf

This is the leaf of the common fern, or brake. On the back of the leaf are spores.

This is the bud of a Horse-Chestnut. This will open and the leaves will push out.

Horse-Chestnut Bud

This is the bud of a Horse-Chestnut. This will open and the leaves will push out.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a beet root.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a beet root.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a turnip root.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a turnip root.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a runner root which sends down roots into the ground. The strawberry spreads this way.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a runner root which sends down roots into…

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a bulbous root from an onion.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a bulbous root from an onion.

This shows an inflexed leaf.

Inflexed Leaf

This shows an inflexed leaf.

This shows a conduplicate leaf.

Conduplicate Leaf

This shows a conduplicate leaf.

This shows a plicate leaf.

Plicate Leaf

This shows a plicate leaf.

This shows a convolute leaf.

Convolute Leaf

This shows a convolute leaf.

This shows an involute leaf.

Involute Leaf Shape

This shows an involute leaf.

This shows an revolute leaf.

Revolute Leaf Shape

This shows an revolute leaf.

This shows a needle-shaped leaf.

Needle-Shaped Leaf

This shows a needle-shaped leaf.

This shows a linear leaf.

Linear Leaf Shape

This shows a linear leaf.

This shows an lanceolate leaf.

Lanceolate Leaf Shape

This shows an lanceolate leaf.

This shows an oblanceolate leaf.

Oblanceolate Leaf Shape

This shows an oblanceolate leaf.

This shows an ovate leaf.

Ovate Leaf Shape

This shows an ovate leaf.

This shows an obovate leaf.

Leaf

This shows an obovate leaf.

This shows an orbicular leaf.

Orbicular Leaf Shape

This shows an orbicular leaf.

This cluster of flowers is also known as a corymb.

Flower

This cluster of flowers is also known as a corymb.

This cluster of flowers is also known as an umbel.

Flower

This cluster of flowers is also known as an umbel.

the Larkspur has unsymmetrical flowers.

Flower

the Larkspur has unsymmetrical flowers.

the Larkspur has unsymmetrical flowers.

Flower

the Larkspur has unsymmetrical flowers.

The flower of the Violet.

Flower

The flower of the Violet.

The flower of the Violet.

Flower

The flower of the Violet.

The corolla of the Morning Glory.

Flower

The corolla of the Morning Glory.

The calyx of the Morning Glory.

Flower

The calyx of the Morning Glory.

In the Stramonium, the five sepals are united into a cup or tube.

Flower

In the Stramonium, the five sepals are united into a cup or tube.

In the Honeysuckle the sepals fuse to form a tube.

Flower

In the Honeysuckle the sepals fuse to form a tube.

In the Harebell, the tube is wide and the border spreads like a bell.

Flower

In the Harebell, the tube is wide and the border spreads like a bell.

In Phlox, the tube spreads suddenly into a flat boder.

Flower

In Phlox, the tube spreads suddenly into a flat boder.

Wheel-shaped flower of Nightshade.

Flower

Wheel-shaped flower of Nightshade.

The stamens are united in this Lobelia.

Flower

The stamens are united in this Lobelia.

The stamens are united in this Mallow.

Flower

The stamens are united in this Mallow.

Radiolarians exhibit a wide variey of shapes. They have a glassy skeleton.

Radiolaria

Radiolarians exhibit a wide variey of shapes. They have a glassy skeleton.

Spider showing unusual shapes and patterns for purposes of camoflauge.

Spider

Spider showing unusual shapes and patterns for purposes of camoflauge.

Spider showing unusual shapes and patterns for purposes of camoflauge.

Spider

Spider showing unusual shapes and patterns for purposes of camoflauge.

Spiders come in many shapes and sizes. Some are poisonous, while others are not.

Spider

Spiders come in many shapes and sizes. Some are poisonous, while others are not.

A candalabrum is a stand or support on which the ancients placed their lamps. Candalabra were made in a variety of shapes and with much taste and elegance.

Candalabrum

A candalabrum is a stand or support on which the ancients placed their lamps. Candalabra were made in…

Scattered planting of trees pruned in artificial shapes in front of a farmhouse.

Side view of farmhouse

Scattered planting of trees pruned in artificial shapes in front of a farmhouse.