Are you a keen observer and have an excellent memory? Can you recall all the scientific names of each plant here in Discovery Gardens?
Taxonomy deals with the identification, description, classification, and naming of living organisms like plants. From the widest Kingdom Plantae down to the specific Genus and Species name, scientists throughout the ages, beginning with the Father of Taxonomy Carolus Linnaeus, have developed this system to categorize all the known organisms in this world.
Did you know that fewer than two million species of flowering plants have been discovered, among an estimated of five to fifty million species undiscovered in the world? So learn more about Taxonomy and Classification, and maybe you will discover a new plant around your home!