BIOL 352 Plant Systematics (1)
Field and laboratory course using hands-on exercises to explore plant morphology, evolution and classification. Instruction will focus on Pacific Northwest native herbs, shrubs and trees and on the plants of the Willamette campus, Bush and Minto Brown Parks, and Zena. Students will learn botanical terminology, phylogenetic relationships and characteristics of plant families. Students will gain the ability to use a dichotomous key to identify unknown plants. Students will also observe phenology of spring plants and compare their observations to the long-term campus dataset.