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Synonyms for botanize

collect and study plants

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The Botanizers: Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth-Century America.
The Botanizers. Chapel Hill & London: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
For Kate Furbish's account see Elizabeth Keaney, The Botanizers (Chapel Hill & London: University of North Carolina Press, 1992), p.
Interested readers could learn the latest news on botany from North American Review and Western Farmer and Gardener as well as Godey's Lady's Book and Youth's Companion, all of which drew on scientific institutions like the Smithsonian, which acted as "national botanical clearinghouses" of plants and information for regional and individual authorities as well as local botanizers (Keeney 29-33, 34, 78, 85-90).
She speaks from within the tradition of women botanizers and calls for a literature of nature that blends art and science.
In The Botanizers, Elizabeth Keeney explores both the cultural and social changes that shaped this activity throughout the nineteenth century.
For many botanizers, making contributions to scientific knowledge was less important than promoting morality and mental discipline.