Introduction to Plant Identification teaches the basics of plant classification and naming using tools such as dichotomous keys and identification manuals. Students will learn identification tips, how to use the binomial naming system, how plants are collected for classification and storage as well as the key plant structures and characteristics used in identification. Students are also given the opportunity to use these tools and become familiar with them through the identification of common evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and vines, herbaceous plants, and indoor plants.
Learners wishing to develop skills to identify plant material in the landscape.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recall basic plant structure and anatomy and implement this knowledge to identify common plant species.
- Outline techniques that lead to an understanding of the hierarchy of plants.
- Employ botanical and taxonomic keys to identify unknown plant species.
- Verify common horticultural plant species, their forms, characteristics and uses in the landscape.
- Introduction Taxonomy
- Basics of Plant ID – Botanical Keys/Herbaria
- Herbaceous Plants
- Evergreen Trees, Shrubs and Ground Cover
- Deciduous Trees and Shrubs
- Indoor Plants
Additional RequirementsThis course is a required core course within the Creating Landscapes Certificate and Diploma, The Horticulturalist Certificate and Diploma, Sustainable Landscapes Certificate, Growing Plants for Profit Certificate. This course is an elective course within the Sustainable Urban Horticulture Certificate.
|Assignments (2)||40% (20% each)|
|Quizzes (5)||50% (10% each)|
*Grading Scheme is subject to change.