This class provides an introduction to the structure, function and diversity of flowering plants: how they grow, how their parts are interconnected, how groups of plants are related and how they adapt to and interact with their environment. Students learn how to identify plants through the use of field guides and field trips. Basic plant propagation techniques are discussed, including soils and plant nutritional requirements, with a view towards sustainable practices. Students experiment with seed and vegetative propagation of herbaceous plants and explore some plant-human relationships such as agriculture and conservation.
Prerequisites: – – Semester: Fall, Summer Credits: 3 Hours: 45