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Best Botany Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Botany books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition (2010)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadWhat happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the bestselling Botany for Gardeners. Written in accessible language, this must-have guide allows gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants from the plant's point of view.
Author(s): Brian Capon

Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary (2001)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadPlant identification employs an extensive and complex terminology. Professional botanists often need several years in the field to master this terminology, and it presents a daunting obstacle to the student of botany. The meaning of most botanical terms, however, is immediately apparent when an illustration is available. That is the purpose of this volume.
Author(s): James G. Harris, Melinda Woolf Harris

The Secret Life of Plants (1989)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadExplore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller.In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants.
Author(s): Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird

The Botany Coloring Book (1982)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadThe Botany Coloring Book is an exciting, new approach to learning botany. Though this book is of particular value to students of botany, any reader with an interest in plant life will find it an enjoyable and highly effective way to learn about plants.Coloring provides an effective means of learning the fundamentals of botany.
Author(s): Paul Young, Jacquelyn Giuffre

Botany Illustrated: Introduction to Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families (2006)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadThis easy-to-use book helps you acquire a wealth of fascinating information about plants. There are 130 pages with text, each facing 130 pages of beautiful illustrations. Each page is a separate subject. Included is a coloring guide for the realistic illustrations. The illustration pages are composed of scientifically accurate line drawings with the true sizes of the plants indicated.
Author(s): Janice Glimn-Lacy, Peter B. Kaufman

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2002)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadEvery schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.
Author(s): Michael Pollan

The Nature of Plants: An Introduction to How Plants Work (2019)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadPlants play a critical role in how we experience our environment. They create calming green spaces, provide oxygen for us to breathe, and nourish our senses.
Author(s): Craig N. Huegel

From Seed to Plant (1991)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should Read  With simple language and bright illustrations, non-fiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young readers to the processes of pollination, seed formation, and germination.
Author(s): Gail Gibbons

Marijuana Botany: An Advanced Study: The Propagation and Breeding of Distinctive Cannabis (1993)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadMarijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included is information concerning Cannabis genetics and breeding used to begin plant improvement programs. The book presents scientific and horticultural principles, along with their practical applications, necessary for the breeding and propagation of Cannabis and in particular, marijuana.
Author(s): Robert Connell Clarke

Botany For Dummies (2011)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadEmployment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth. Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of botany, helping you to improve your grades, supplement your learning, or review before a test.
Author(s): René Fester Kratz

Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides) (1999)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadMore than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous lookalikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses.
Author(s): Lee Allen Peterson, Roger Tory Peterson

Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers (2019)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should Read Do you have a passion for houseplants? A desire to grow more tomatoes? Do you want a garden bursting with colorful flowers? No matter what kind of plant fan you are, it’s easy to make more of your favorite plants—and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation. Leslie F.
Author(s): Leslie F. Halleck

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses (2013)

 Best Botany Books Everyone Should ReadHow does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it feel an insect’s tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they remember the weather? For centuries we have marveled at plant diversity and form―from Charles Darwin’s early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn’s distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors.
Author(s): Daniel Chamovitz

Best Botany Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some botany books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Botany Bay and the First Fleet: The Real Story

Author(s): Alan Frost
ID: 2394408, Publisher: Black Inc., Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Nathaniel Wallich Global Botany in Nineteenth Century India

Author(s): Martin Krieger
ID: 3353058, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Flora's Fieldworkers: Women and Botany in Nineteenth-Century Canada

Author(s): Ann Shteir
ID: 3365294, Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 371 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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