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BIOL 422. Terrestrial and Aquatic Plant Identification

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: Field identification and ecological aspects of local terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic vascular plants.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306
Semester Offered: Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify important species of the major terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland plant communities of central Minnesota.
2. Distinguish the major families of vascular plants found in Minnesota and learn their salient features.
3. Use standard technical keys for identifying plants. To gain familiarity with common, simple taxonomic keys, their construction, their limitations. This is a particularly important objective since, if accomplished, enables the student to identify common plants without the aid of an instructor after successfully completing the course.
4. Practice a working knowledge of the vocabulary needed to identify plants.
5. Tell the general morphological aspects of vascular plants most important in their identification, including the nature of the structures.






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