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What do you think of botany?
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Botany, also called plant science(s) or plant biology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist or plant scientist is a scientist who specializes in this field.
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I love plants. Your thoughts and discussion on the subject pls! :)

Edit: Also horticulture as well. Thanks!
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It's interesting.
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Took some plant biology, its was interesting but wouldn't want to have focused on it. Plus I have like a black thumb for gardening.
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I actually love it, since it ties into Ayurveda and TCM
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qualeshia3 wrote:

It's interesting.


I agree. Personally I think about it as a possibility option for me to to maybe study.
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Yume_Mirai wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

It's interesting.


I agree. Personally I think about it as a possibility option for me to to maybe study.


Go for it.
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While I really do love plants, aside from really basic knowledge I don't know much. If I was going to study plants though I'd say herbalism comes off as really interesting.
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Useful, but can be tiresome. It's nice to be aware of what may kill myself and family. I once mistook death camas for wild onion, poisoning some family members. I try and remain fairly familiar, now.
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Plants are okay.....
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I like plants, and growing them. I used to grow lots of... things.
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Though I'm really only educated in one particular area of horticulture it is fun, and can be quite lucrative if you live in the right state.
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aeb0717 wrote:

Useful, but can be tiresome. It's nice to be aware of what may kill myself and family. I once mistook death camas for wild onion, poisoning some family members. I try and remain fairly familiar, now.


Certainly, that's true to know of what is edible, and poisonous. But its also intriguing to learn about even some of the more elementary aspects of plant physiology, i.e. how they sustain themselves by sunlight and co2 given off by animals and how they are essential to the ecosystem, etc.
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I think it is an honor field and study. We need to know or at least be aware of how our ecosystem works. How everything is related. Poor soil. Limit or no produce. Plants clean water. Too much plants can kill lifeforms in the water such as a pond. You should pursue Botany,Yume_Mirai, if it strikes an interest. Can't hurt to try.
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I knew a guy at the company I used to work for who had a botany degree. He apparently grows an illegal plant on the side.
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I enjoy gardening so much that after I moved away from where I was raised to an area of the country in a different growing zone I took the classes to become a Master Gardener from the local extension office. I was already good at gardening because my grandmother who loved flower gardening and my grandfather who was an old farmer had taught me, although what I learned was kind of area specific since I learned about the soil, planting times, and such for a specific area. The classes filled in a few things I hadn't known and I have really enjoyed participating in the MG program since no matter where I have lived. Now gardening is not botany, but you have to know a fair amount about what you're growing in order to get what you want out of the garden. For instance some apple trees require a second tree of a different variety in order to get proper pollination, otherwise you won't get fruit.
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