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v. bot·a·nized, bot·a·niz·ing, bot·a·niz·es
1. To collect plants for scientific study.
2. To investigate or study plants scientifically.
To investigate or explore the plant life of (a region).

bot′a·niz′er n.


(ˈbɒtəˌnaɪzə) or


(Plants) a person who botanizes
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In "Hummingbird Plants Of The Southwest", birder, botanizer, former wildlife rehabilitator, and garden consultant Marcy Scott draws upon her years of experience and expertise to provides a wealth of guidance that includes: 120 plant profiles, with detailed information on their significance to hummingbirds, distribution, known habitat, and appearance; Plant-focused profiles of the 14 regularly occurring hummingbird species; Hummingbird natural history, plant pollination, and how and why to create habitat; Tips on landscaping, finding plants, and gardening in the Southwest; and 15 ways you can help hummingbirds and their flowers.
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