Isn’t this a wonderful close-up drawing of three different grains? I love how nice and big it is so that you can resize it to fit your own project. It is from the 1858 work Lessons From the Vegetable World.
From left to right, the plants depicted are bere, barley and rye. You might not have heard of bere before, I hadn’t. But, this is thought to be one of the longest, commercially grown grains in existence. It is primarily cultivated in Scotland. It does not produce the same yield as the grains we are more familiar with. The Scots favor the flavor for bread, biscuits, and the traditional beremeal bannock. It is also being used increasingly in whiskey.
I think all three grain images are interesting and could make a great addition to a larger project.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.