All life depends on plants.

People use plants for food, fibre, fuel and medicines. Plants and algae are 'producer' organisms that absorb carbon dioxide, mitigating climate change. Beneficial fungi are essential for ecosystem functions by recycling material; others cause disease.

Help us support plant research

The Botany Foundation, established in 1994, supports excellence in education and research in botany addressing issues relating to the use of plants, the environment, food security and nutrition.

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