How Plants Grow: What Every Native Plant Gardener Should Know About Botany

Okay, you see “botany” and think, “boring!” But this class focuses on practical applications of the science that determines how plants grow. Understanding some of these basic principles will improve and simplify your native plant gardening practices, including selection, seed-starting, cultivation, and pruning.


Botany for Master Naturalists (University of Central Illinois)

Biology: Exploring Life, Unit 6: Exploring Plants (Campbell, Williamson, & Heyden)

Botany (Encyclopedia Brittanica)

Class Presentation (2022)