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How do botany and horticulture intersect?

Briefly, botany is the study of plant biology, and would include subjects such as plant anatomy and physiology, and taxonomy, also known as systematics, which is the study of plant classification: in other words, plant names.

Horticulture is study of plant "culture," or, how to GROW plants. A good botanical training helps with understanding how to grow and cultivate plants, so both fields are important to plant-lovers.

But gardening enthusiasts usually choose to focus on horticultural aspects of plant growth, learning about botany as they go.



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