(1) The branch of biology that studies plants
All the plant life in a particular region or period
"The flora of southern California"
"The botany of China"
- The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant.
- The plant life, or the properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group.
- A botanical treatise or study, especially of a particular system of botany or that of a particular place.