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Come and 'Know Your Plants, ' say students

The second year students of M.Sc Botany at St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) have started a new initiative to ensure people know more about plants. The initiative, called "Know Your Plants, " is also meant to get students department some field experience in the subject, according to the department. As part of the initiative, every day a student will keep a flower with all the information about it at ground floor of the Postgraduate Block.

This is part of their efforts to study the Taxonomy of Angiosperms — in general, flowering plants. They are doing this by defining and classifying groups of flora based on their characteristics The idea for the initiative camer from A Stephen, a professor of botany at the college. He explained that each plant has its own significance and is important not only for botany students but for students of other departments as well.