Welcome to Columbine’s School of Botanical Studies Botany Pages

Botany is the science of plants: their life, structure, growth, classification, as well as the study of the plant life in a specific area. In this section you will find plant lists of the western United States, original articles and links pertaining to the science of plant identification, as well as other aspects of the scientific study of plant life.

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Botany Articles

Articles from Columbine’s School of Botanical Studies

Plant Lists of the Pacific Northwest:
These plant lists, field trip highlights, and lecture topics were generated by the Columbines School of Botanical Studies 2019 Apprenticeship Program in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and the surrounding areas. New material will be added regularly. Read and enjoy as the season unfolds.

Research results from field
studies on a rare Pacific Northwest Mugwort, Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. estesii,
that raises both evolutionary and conservation issues. This article was
published in the 1996 issue of the Kalmiopsis , the Journal of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

Want to harvest some Queen Anne’s Lace? Check out the differences between Daucus carota and Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum , in a warning about harvesting umbelliferaes.

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Botany Links

Botanical Links

The Flora of North America North of
is online! It’s only partially completed, so you may not find what
you’re looking for. However, if you do, you may be furnished with taxonomic keys,
pictures, descriptions, and maps, all in the “new” accepted latin names. Use the
search page.

WWW Sites of Interest to
has all the botany and herbal links. Ideal bookmark material.

One of our favorite plants now has its own homepage, The Pedicularis Homepage. This site primarily contains pictures of our irregular friends.

Rhizome? Corm? Tried to scape but couldn’t leaf because you were naked below? Look in the Botanical Glossaries from the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research and the Australia National Botanic Gardens.

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