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Yoga Korunta

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Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

06 March 2007

Tuesday's Word: botany

Botany is the scientific study of plantlife. As a branch of biology, it is also called plant science(s) or plant biology. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study plants including: structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development and diseases of plants, chemical properties and evolutionary relationships between different plant groups. The study of plants and botany began with tribal lore, used to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, making botany one of the oldest sciences. From this ancient interest in plants, the scope of botany has increased to include the study of over 550,000 kinds or species of living organisms.



Blogger Mary said...

Botany was the only science I really liked.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Those pretty flowers and delicate leaves are mesmerizing!


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