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.
This course is accredited by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for 3.6 GCSAA education points. These education points are applicable towards Class A and certification entry and renewal for GCSAA members.
Learners wishing to develop skills to identify plant material in the landscape.
*Grading Scheme is subject to change.