What is ethnobotany? Rather than studying the plants, which is botany, or a culture, which is ethnology, ethnobotany looks at the plant lore, uses, and agricultural customs of a culture. An
ethnobotanist examines the role a plant plays within a society by looking at its functions as a food source, a natural resource, or a medicine as well as examining the significance a plant hold
in the religion and mythology of a people.