May 28, 2024  
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PLSC 320 - Landscape Plant Identification, Taxonomy and Morphology I

3 Credit Hours
The identification, classification, adaptation, culture and landscape uses of trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous annuals, perennials, herbs, and ornamental grasses as landscape plants is this courses main objective. Basic gardening practices and the use of appropriately placed plants as design elements will also be covered. As part of this class students will learn to identify the most prominent late summer and fall landscape plants. Course involves student exposure to principles of plant systematics, including conceptual plant communities and the unique dynamics of invasive species. This course begins by introducing students to the fundamentals of plant taxonomy and binomial nomenclature. Course may be taken out of sequence.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.



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