Ryan J. Miller
Classification and diversity of seed plants; concepts and principles of classification, lab and field study of common plant families in Washington, and skill development for identification of species. One weekend field trip. Offered: SpS.
Student learning goals
Learn to recognize important plant families by sight
Learn to identify unknown plants by use of keys and published Floras
Understand the principles and philosophy of plant classification
Learn to recognize some important species of the Flora of the Pacific Northwest
Gain a greater appreciation of the natural world around you
General method of instruction
Lectures will be used to introduce students to phylogenetic concepts and major Angiosperm plant families present in Washington state. Laboratory instruction will focus on keying plants to species and a detailed examination of fresh plant material for each plant family covered during lecture.
Class assignments and grading