Plant Taxonomy and Identification

BIOLGY X 424.4
Identify species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and weeds, using living plant material and plant keys. Learn how plants are named and why they are grouped together.
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What you will learn.

  • Define botanical terminology
  • Understand characteristics of major families and classification of plants
  • Gain knowledge and use of plant identification keys
  • Identify plant reproductive structures

About this course:

In this course, species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and weeds--both native and non-native--are identified using living plant material and keys. Topics include botanical terminology, characteristics of major families, classification of plants, and the structure and use of plant identification keys. The course also covers how plants are named as well as how and why they are grouped together.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Plant Taxonomy and Identification.

X 496.2 General Botany for Gardeners (preferred) or X 494 Introduction to Horticulture.

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