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plant : any of a kingdom (Plantae) of multicellular eukaryotic mostly photosynthetic organisms typically lacking locomotive movement or obvious nervous or sensory organs and possessing cellulose cell walls (plant, 2011) [1] blank.gif Webster

botany : properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group (botany, 2011) [2] blank.gif Webster

horticulture : science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants (horticulture, 2011) [3] blank.gif Webster

garden : to lay out or work in a garden (garden, 2011) [4] blank.gif Webster See also Biosociety Glossary
Plants are living organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. They include familiar organisms such as trees, flowers, herbs, bushes, grasses, vines, ferns, mosses, and green algae. The scientific study of plants, known as botany, has identified about 350,000 extant species of plants, defined as seed plants, bryophytes, ferns and fern allies. As of 2004, some 287,655 species had been identified, of which 258,650 are flowering and 18,000 bryophytes (see table below). Green plants, sometimes called Viridiplantae, obtain most of their energy from sunlight via a process called photosynthesis. ("Plant," 2011) [5] Wikipedia

Spotlight


How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything!


Bionic plants: Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers or sensors for explosives (Anne Trafton, MIT News Office)
The $6 Mln Plant? Bionic Plants on the Horizon (Morgen E. Peck, IEEE Spectrum)
Bionics (Wikipedia)

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Common Classification

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Technical Classification

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News

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Latest Headlines | Science News
Botany News -- ScienceDaily
American Journal of Botany current issue
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Web


Biology of Plants


Plants Do Math to Determine Energy Intake


What Plants Talk About - Full Length Documentary


Scientists find proof plants are capable of complex arithmetic (Nick Collins, The telegraph)
Thinking Plants Salvation for Humanity (Tom Ukinski, The Guardian)

Australian Carnivorous Sundew Plant Captures Fruit Flies


Tentacled, Carnivorous Plants Catapult Prey Into Traps (Christine Dell'Amore, National Geographic News)

Drosera Glanduligera (Wikipedia)

The table below contains links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...
Click links on the left to find out about resource types and links on the right to explore resources about plants.


Resource Type

Subject Specific Links
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portal

Natural Perspective: The Plant Kingdom (Ari Kornfeld)
dictionary

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords
glossary

Biosociety Glossary UCMP Glossary, Botany
encyclopedia

Horticulture (ScienceZine) Plant (Wikipedia) Botany (Wikipedia) Plant Science & Botony (Wikipedia)
introduction

Introduction to the Plantae: The green kingdom (UC Museum of Paleontology)
classification

Tree of Life Web Project, Green Plants
Study of Northern Virginia Ecology, Classification Page, Plant Kingdom
directory

Specific Scott's Botanical Links Internet Directory for Botony
Plant Biology (Botany)(Internet Public Library)
Dewey 561 Palaeobotany, fossil (BUBL LINK)
Dewey 571.92 Plant pathology & physiology (BUBL LINK)
Dewey 580 Plants (BUBL LINK)
Dewey 580.7 Botanical gardens and museums (BUBL LINK)
Dewey 630 Agriculture and related technologies (BUBL LINK)
Botony, WWW Virtual Library Botany, Academic Info.
Free dmoz Aviva Commercial Yahoo Best of the Web
product

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
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history

Botany: The history of a science (Peter v. Sengbusch)
timeline

Interactive Plant Evolution Timeline
library

Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
dewey

561 Palaeobotany, fossilISBNdb
580 PlantsISBNdb
630 Agriculture and related technologiesISBNdb
book

Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
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education

Globio Glossopedia, Plants Botony Online Textbook
Botony Coloring Book PlantingScience.org CliffsNotes
course

OCW Consortium OCW Search
organization

Botanical Society of America
bookmark

del.icio.us
blog

Technorati WordPress
news

Science News, Life, Botany ScienceDaily.com, botany NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
serial

American Journal of Botony
resource

Plants database from the USDA
government

USA.gov

Garden


Rochester (NY) Gardening Web: 1800+ Links By Category
Gardening Launch Pad
Specific Plants and Gardening Techniques (Internet Public Library)
Gardening, WWW Virtual Library
Telegraph, Gardening News

Gardening: the latest gardening news and best gardening advice

Farm

Vertical farms solve land problem


Singapore Vertical-Farms that herald an Agricultural Revolution


Sarah Itambo High Rise Farmer


Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground (Mariette Le Roux and Claire Snegaroff, Yahoo News)

Urban farming.org
Urban agriculture (Wikipedia)[[@http://www.verticalfarm.com/|Vertical farm.com
Vertical farming (Wikipedia)

Fun


Mickey's Garden (1935)


The Art of Plants




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3D


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Knowledge Park, Nature Center, Zoo & Botanical Garden
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Knowledge Kingdom's Park features a Zoo with "live" animals that
move and a Botanical Garden with a wide variety of realistic plants.
You can even copy some of the animals, plants and furniture items.
The “magic doors” at this site will give you landmarks to the best
nature oriented things to see, do and buy in SecondLife, while the
“magic windows” will open up web pages with links to the best
nature oriented content available on the web. Be sure to stop
by and enjoy the Pub and Beer Garden while you are there!

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Knowledge Park, Gaia Welcome Area
Knowledge Kingdom, Cosma (252, 122, 22)

Other SecondLife Resources
SecondLife Destination Guide, Gardens & Landscaping
SecondLife Destination Guide, Home & Garden
SecondLife Destination Guide, Nature & Parks
SecondLife MarketPlace, Home and Garden
SecondLife MarketPlace, Landscaping

SLurl SecondLife Botanical Gardens
Luna Bliss Garden Center
MEP Martie's Elegant Plants
Arctic Greenhouse
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New


Koubachi takes its Wi-Fi Plant Sensor to the great outdoors (Pauline Herbst, GizMag)
Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor (Official Site)

How to Pronounce the Latin names for plants

Last Word: The science ofeveryday things, Plants

Credit


Editor Mary E. Hopper
Contributor Neil R. Carlson

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  1. ^ plant. 2011. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2011, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plant
  2. ^ botany. 2011. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2011, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botany
  3. ^ horticulture. 2011. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2011, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horticulture
  4. ^ garden. 2011. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2011, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garden
  5. ^ Plant. (2011). In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 21, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/plant