WHY STUDY PLANTS?
    1. GENERATE OXYGEN AND SUGARS TO SUSTAIN LIFE
    2. SUPPLY FOODS AND MANY OF OUR
DRINKS
    3. EXTRACTS FROM PLANTS USED AS
COMPONENTS IN:
                 PAINT, PLASTICS, COSMETICS, SOAP, ADHESIVES, RUBBER,
       SPICES, DRUGS...
QUININE, MORPHINE, ASPIRIN,
       CAFFEINE, DIGITOXIN, TAXOL

    4. GARDENS
       HOME CONSUMPTION
       TRUCK FARMING (INCOME)

    5. TURF

         GOLF
         SPORT
    6. AGRICULTURE

         FOOD FOR PEOPLE

         FOOD FOR ANIMALS

    7. FLORAL INDUSTRY

    8. SOURCE OF FIBER FOR,

         CLOTHING, ROPE, FISHING NETS ,
PAPER
    9. BUILDING SUPPLIES

         LUMBER, SHINGLES

   10. RAW MATERIALS FOR INSTRUMENTS
   11. NEGATIVE IMPACTS
       a. CLOG WATERWAYS
       b. DAMAGE CROPS
       c. CAUSE ALLERGIES
       d. POISONS

 WHAT IS A PLANT?

    VERY VARIABLE
    ALMOST MICROSCOPIC (MOSSES) TO SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET
      TALL (REDWOODS)

   
SHORT LIVED (DAYS) TO LONG LIVED (HUNDREDS OF YEARS)
    MOST PHOTOSYNTHETIC, BUT PARASITIC OR SAPROPHYTIC
      PLANTS KNOWN

 PLANT LORE
    SWEET POTATOES - APHRODISIAC
    TOMATOES - POISONOUS
    APPLES - GOOD HEALTH

    DAISIES - LOVE