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Richard G. Olmstead
olmstead@u.washington.edu
BOTANY 113
Seattle Campus

Plant Identification and Classification

Plant classification and diversity of seed plants; field study and laboratory identification of the common plant families and the conspicuous flora of western and central Washington. Two full-day field trips. Offered: SpS.

Class Description

Principles of plant systematics and classification, recognition of important families of plants in the Pacific Northwest, and the ability to identify unknown species of plants with the use of a Key.

Lectures - MWF, 8-9 am Labs twice a week (M, W) for 2 hrs each

Recommended preparation

There are no prerequisite courses, only an interest in learning more about the plants around you.

Class Assignments and Grading

There are no out of class assignments; 3 hourly exams (including final); 3-4 lab quizzes and a lab final.

60% based on hourly lecture exams; 40% on lab quizzes and final.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
olmstead@u.washington.edu
Last Update by Marjorie K Suiter
Date: 03/03/2000