B300 Vascular Plants



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B300 presents a survey of the diversity and evolutionary relationships of vascular plants.  Vascular plants are the so-called 'higher plants,' the dominant plants that cover most of the earth's land surface.  We see these plants in the natural world, and we cultivate them for use in landscaping, as house plants, and for food.  This course focuses on the various kinds (the major groups) of extant vascular plants and you will acquire a detailed, evolutionary perspective on the morphologies, life cycles, reproductive structures, identification, phylogeny, classification, and economic importance of these groups.  Laboratory sessions (including one field-trip) provide hands-on experience in analyzing plant structures and using identification keys. 

We hope you enjoy this class and look forward to working with you this semester!

-The B300 Instructors

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