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Beginning Botany for Amateurs

The following excerpt is taken from a public domain biography or memoir about an influential British botanist John Stevens Henslow, rector at Hitcham, and later Professor of Botany at Cambridge.  It is not only an interesting account of a remarkable man, but also an introduction to how and why one might pursue a study of […]

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Why Study Botany?

“…every wild flower that grows in their neighbourhood, they should know quite well; should be able to describe the leaf––its shape, size, growing from the root or from the stem; the manner of flowering––a head of flowers, a single flower, a spike, etc. And, having made the acquaintance of a wild flower, so that they […]

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Flower Identification Terms

The pages below come from Wild flowers of New York, Volume 72, Issue 2, Homer Doliver House, The University of the state of New York, 1920. I found them very useful. Knowing these terms may seem intimidating at first, but it’s what you need to learn to move beyond the colour based method of flower […]

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