Botany is a branch of biology focused on the study of plant life. Learn about the science of botany in this section.
  • Flowering Plants, Shrubs and Trees
  • Fruits
  • Grasses
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Vegetables


Nutmeg, the seed of a tropical tree. The tree is also called nutmeg, as is a spice obtained from the seed.

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Cucumber, a trailing vine of the gourd family. Its green fruit -- usually long and warty with crisp, white flesh -- is sliced and eaten raw in salads, or pickled with dill or other spices and eaten as a relish.

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The corpse flower looks like a giant phallus and smells like a rotting animal, the perfect addition to any garden. So how can gardeners get their gloved hands on one of these unique specimens? Or can they?

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