A person who studies plants is called Botanist. Someone who studies Botany is called Botanist. Botany is a branch of biology which mainly deals with the organisms in the Kingdom of Plantae, but also studies the Kingdoms of Fungi, Protista, Archaea, and Bacteria.


what-is-a-person-who-studies-plants-calledA person who studies plants is called a Botanist. A Botanist is a scientist who specializes in the field of botany. Botany, also known as plant biology is the science of plant life and its contribution to our  environment and life. A Botanist plays a vital role to human life by developing better yielding crops and by keeping the planet green.


  1. This plant was discovered by Irish Botanist H C Hart in 1887 while on his honeymoon.
  2. Peter is a Botanist with a wide knowledge of wildlife and geography.
  3. A botanist plays an important role in meeting the human food needs.
  4. A botanist also deals with pests spoiling the crops.

Possible Questions

  1. What is a person who studies plants called?
  2. Someone who studies plants is called what?
  3. Person who studies plant life is called?
  4. What is the name of a person who studies plants?
  5. People who study plants are called?


  • Biologist
    • The science of life and of living organisms is called Biology and the person who specializes in Biology is called a Biologist.
  • Ecologist
    • The branch of Biology that deals with the relations and interactions between living organisms is called Ecology; someone who study Ecology is called Ecologist.

History of Plants

Over 3,000 million years ago, the first living thing, blue – green algae which look like a plant found in sea, came into existence from a much simpler unicellular life. The blue-green algae  has survived since that time and  can be found in water even today. Later on, other vegetation started to appear on Earth. At that time the Earth’s ambiance was not in favor of oxygen breathing creatures; the atmosphere had fairly great concentration of CO2 (carbon dioxide), which is lethal for oxygen breathers. The nature thus evolved the photosynthetic plants. The process of photosynthesis consumes CO2 and produces oxygen vital for  most life forms we see these days. The process of photosynthesis went on for many millions of years until the supply of oxygen was enough to sustain the animal life, highly dependent on oxygen.  If these photosynthetic plants had never appeared and reformed the atmosphere, I believe, I couldn’t be writing this at all. We would never have even born. In short, plants should be considered the most valuable living organism on the planet Earth.

Fun Facts about Plants

  • The fastest growing plant, that can grow up to 1 meter in 24 hours, is bamboo.
  • Human diet includes roughly 2000 different kinds of plants.
  • The number of plant species that had been identified so far are more than 200,000 and the number is still rising.
  • Plants like Venus flytrap are considered carnivores as they get their nutrients by consuming a variety of small insects and spiders.
  • Coast Redwood is the world’s tallest tree, it is native to California, USA, but now also growing in other parts of the world.
  • Many people think that avocados and pumpkins are vegetable, but from botanical perspective, they are fruits because they have seeds.
  • Around 7,000 years ago, Peru was the first to cultivate potatoes.
  • The oldest living tree species first discovered as fossils are Ginkgo (dates back around 250 million years ago) and Dawn Redwood (dates back around 150 million years ago).
  • Botanists have discovered around 70,000 of plant species which are used to make medicine for human and animals.
  • In Holland during 1600s, Tulips were so precious that their bulbs value more than gold. This obsession about tulips, which was the reason of Dutch economy downfall, was called Tulip Mania. Tulips can grow an inch per day after being cut.
  • Cranberries have small air pockets it them which help them to float or bounce on water.