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Synonyms for botanize

collect and study plants

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This article endeavours to account for such an alteration, exploring how Molloy became obsessed with botanising for Mangles and also with writing to him, to the point where she was seduced by writing.
Although, a few years after her arrival, she commented to her sister that 'I only know three kinds and those are two white and one blue of the herbaceous plants possessing an odour', (13) after a few months of botanising for Mangles she was able to write: 'I have no hesitation in declaring that, were I to accompany the box of seeds to England, knowing as I do their situation, time of flowering, soil and degree of moisture required .
Indeed, the language that Molloy used suggests that she enjoyed writing to Mangles just as much as she enjoyed botanising.
These associations usually publish quarterly bulletins dispensing practical, and sometimes scientific data which covers a range of topics from gardening tips, memories of travelling and botanising trips, hybridising techniques and the inherent diploidy and triploidy factors, seed germination and a variety of humorous personal trivia.
It occurred to him then that they could be of considerable assistance in his botanising.
GREENSCENE Lynne Allbutt "I was more intrigued by the plants than actually gardening and I used to go abroad with my father on a lot of botanising trips," she says.
GARY McLARDY has also been out botanising in Formby's woods and dunes, with bloomers including evening primrose, feverfew, foxgloves and nearby 15 hedge woundworts, and many garden escapes and introductions.
Even his honeymoon to northern Italy in 1833, on his marriage to Constance Mundy of Markeaton, Derbyshire, turned into a botanising trip.
Every tap is turned on, every jet into the sauna at full pelt, and down I go, ankle deep, knee deep in the mangroves, so deep I see at once I might never recover and so pass beyond the tutelage of botanising and turn into a tree root, a twisted black manikin of mangrove-coral, spirit of this place, legend the locals laugh about at the lanchonette.
I find them a good place to work on my botanising skills - with a restricted flora, there's less to confuse me than when I'm let loose on Sefton's dunes, or Cheshire's lush greenery.
Botanising around Formby, Gary McLardy contacted me with a list of plant species already flowering by March.