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Botany, also known as botanical science or plant biology, was the study of plant life. One who studied in the field was known as a botanist.

One of Hikaru Sulu's hobbies was botany. (TOS: "The Man Trap", "Shore Leave") In 2266, Sulu tried to get Kevin Riley interested in botany by having him collect leaves and plant specimens. (TOS: "The Naked Time") Botany was also one of Tongo Rad's favorite studies. (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

The Kressari traded in botanical DNA. (DS9: "The Circle") The region of the planet Ledos that was inhabited by the Ventu contained botanical specimens that had high levels of serum nitrates. (VOY: "Natural Law")

Tobin Dax was the only Dax symbiont who ever remotely had experience with plants. According to later host, Jadzia Dax, "the Daxes have never been much on gardening. Tobin tried it, but had even less luck with plants than he had with women." (DS9: "The Wire")

While dictating his will in early 2154, Phlox wished to leave his botanical library to a young girl named Indaura, who he felt always had a flair for plants. (ENT: "Zero Hour")

Beverly Crusher grew Diomedian scarlet moss. (TNG: "Clues")

While flirting with Soren, William Riker admitted that he had "always been interested in exobotany." (TNG: "The Outcast")

Ro Laren took a plant biology course in Starfleet Academy. (TNG: "Rascals")

Tuvok conducted botanical research on an alien orchid uncovered the presence of lysosomal enzymes, which suggested evidence of symbiogenesis. (VOY: "Tuvix") Later, during a visit to an uninhabited moon, Chakotay assigned Tuvok and Neelix to be the "botanical surveyors," and ordered them to collect Cypripedium samples. (VOY: "Tattoo")

The Doctor taught botany classes to Naomi Wildman, where she learned, among other things, about the pitcher plant. (VOY: "Once Upon a Time", "Bliss")

In 2372, Benjamin Sisko explained the burdens of command to Worf, telling him that because of them, you would sometimes wish you had made a career in botany. (DS9: "Rules of Engagement")

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