Ancient Botanists (aka Old Guys Who Liked Plants)

Friday May 31, 2013

By Shanon Trueman

When you think of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle or Plato, you think of them postulating on art, government, and the metaphysical world. However, luckily for us botany lovers, there were those (including a student of Aristotle's!) who were curious about the world of plants. Their works were the inspiration for those studying plant anatomy, physiology, and chemistry. Learn more about three ancient scientists who turned their interest in botany into historical documents that are still discussed today.

Photo: Pedanius Dioscorides. Science Image Library


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