I know there is a word for everything, but I can't find the offical word for the study of wildflowers. Wildflowerology just doesn't sound right. Can you help?
How about Feraflorisology? or Indigenaphytology? OK, I just made those up. The consensus around the Wildflower Center is that there is no special word for the study of wildflowers.
Here are some accepted names for the study of plants or parts of plants:
Phytology (or Botany)--the study of plants Dendrology--the study of trees Dendrochronology--the study of the age of trees Pomology--the study of fruits Algology--the study of algae Palynology--the study of pollen Aeropalynology--the study of pollen grains and spores in the atmosphere Bryology--the study of bryophytes Phytosociology--the study of the relationship of plants
For a list of other "-ologies", you can visit Wikipedia, the free online encylopedia.
I suppose we will have to settle for Botanist, or Phytologist, who specializes in wildflowers or native plants.
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