Botany is the scientific study of plant life and its development. Scientists who practice this are called botanists. Botanists study various aspects of plant life including the identification of all types of plants and to determine whether they are safe to eat, are poisonous or have value as medicine.
Botany has been practiced for several centuries with many notable Botanists who have spent a lifetime studying plants. They include Luther Burbank, David Douglas, Gregor Mendel, Richard Spruce and Leonardo Da Vinci.
Within the Botany field, there are several different areas of study. They include Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Anatomy and Plant Genetics. Each area focuses on a different part of the plant life cycle. Botany has been studied by scientists for many years, and will continue to be an important part of understanding plant life. Here are some resources on the developments in the Botany field: