Botany                                                                                                   
There should be no monotony
In studying your botany;
It helps to train
And spur the brain--
Unless you haven't got any.

It teaches you, does Botany,
To know the plants and spot any,
And learn just why
They live or die--
In case you plant or pot any.

You learn, from reading Botany,
Of wooly plants and cottony
That grow on earth,
And what they're worth,
And why some spots have not any.

You sketch the plants in Botany,
You learn to chart and plot  any
Like corn or oats--
You jot down notes,
If you know how to jot any.

Your time, if you'll allot any,
Will teach you how and what any
Old plant or tree
Can do or be--
And that's the use of Botany!



Published in: Science Newsletter - March 9, 1929




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