580 Botany

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Arizona Master Gardener Manual: An Essential Reference for Gardening in the Desert Southwest – Includes chapters on basic botany and plant physiology, entomology, gardening, houseplants, and much more! (Check with your local Cooperative Extension office or Master Gardener program to see if they have a garden manual for your state.)

Biology of Plants – Plants are alive, just like people and animals. How do we know this? Learn about plant parts, pollination, seeds and more.

Botany Online: The Internet Hypertextbook – This edition of Botany online is still under construction. So far, the first 45 chapters have been translated into English covering all plant anatomy, classic genetics, organic chemistry and plant biochemistry, intercellular communication, interactions between plants, fungi, bacteria, and viruses, evolution, and ecology. Contributors: Alice Bergfeld, Rolf Bergmann, and Peter V. Sengbusch, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Celebrating Wildflowers Coloring Books – Learning to love and appreciate nature can start at any age.  You can celebrate wildflowers in your own home by downloading these printable coloring books.

GardenGuides – Learn about plants and plant taxonomy.

The Great Plant Escape – Help Detective LePlant and his partners, Bud and Sprout, unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life!

Weed Invasion: Plants on the Move – A free curriculum for teachers who want provide students in grades K-12 with an understanding of the serious problem of invasive weeds. Literally thousands of invasive plant species have been introduced to the United States, intentionally and unintentionally. Millions of acres of public lands are threatened by invasive weeds. Weeds are also a serious problem for ranchers, farmers, and homeowners. This curriculum is adaptable to any area of the country. By participating in hands-on activities, students will learn why invasive weeds are a problem, how to identify weeds, methods to prevent or minimize the introduction of weeds, how to conduct a weed inventory, and methods of controlling weeds.


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