The Science of Plants: Understanding Plants and How They Grow

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by Tom Michaels; Matt Clark; Emily Hoover; Laura Irish; Alan Smith; and Emily Tepe

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An approachable guide to the fundamentals of plant science. Created for horticulture students, gardeners, science teachers, and anyone interested in understanding plants and how they grow.

We interact with plants every day, from our food to flower gardens. Yet, understanding how plants work can seem like a mystery. In this book, straightforward descriptions and plentiful images will help you discover the plant science essentials including plant structures and functions, classification, flowers, fruits, and seeds. From there, you’ll explore requirements for plant growth such as light, water, soil, and nutrients. Finally, you’ll delve into plant genetics and reproductive processes, and discover how people harness natural processes to propagate plants and breed new varieties.

This is the required text for HORT 1001/6001 Plant Propagation at the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science.

EISBN: 978-1-946135-87-2

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Publication Date: June 20, 2022