The study of plants and plant life.
The scientific study of plants, including their structure, physiology, genetics, molecular/cellular biology, ecology, distribution, classification, evolution, and economic importance.
This tag is intended for questions about plants; i.e. pertaining to any of the angiosperms, gymnosperms, bryophytes, pteridophytes (ferns + allies), and algae.
- Questions pertaining to bacteria, fungi, or viruses should be tagged as bacteriology, mycology, or virology, respectively, or microbiology in general.
Botany is a fairly broad tag, so more precise tags should be used in conjunction with this tag. Commonly paired tags include: plant-anatomy plant-physiology plant-perception trees flowers fruit seeds photosynthesis transplantation pollination agriculture taxonomy terminology
Botany can also be paired with other broad fields of study including: molecular-biology cell-biology genetics evolution ecology species-identification