Botany: The Study of Plants

This section is intended to get you up to speed with the basics of plant biology. Here at Untamed Science, we think plants are pretty amazing. We’ve got all sorts of fun plant videos. Here is a fun short we created about medicinal plants.

And why not add to that video with a second video introduction into the major forms of plants. These videos were produced in partnership with Pearson Publishing and currently accompanies the Miller and Levine high-school biology textbook.

Plant biology is a branch of biology and that deals with plant life and plant development. Botany is another name for this field of biology. It covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study plants.  Some of them include structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, and chemical properties and evolutionary relationships between the different groups. Botany began with tribal efforts 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. In these Untamed Science pages, we want to cover the basics of plant biology, including everything one might cover in an introductory biology class.  To start things off we created a short introduction to a few of the major forms of plants.

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As the botanists with UntamedScience add more information this year, we will also add educational videos to these pages. Be patient with us though, these pages are all under construction …

Biological Diversity of Plants

Don’t forget that we have an entire site dedicated to plant diversity, of which we’re slowly adding new species. Here are a few examples. Also, here is a good introduction to botany for further reading.

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Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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