HERB 331

Botany & Plant Identification Online


(Note: This course was formerly numbered BOT 301)

This course is designed to help the student understand the identification of plants based on their scientific classification.  Key plant families are studied in depth to provide a basis for identification of plants in the filed.  The course also covers the extensive vocabulary of botany and plant identification, as they relate to roots, stems, leaves, surfaces, inflorescences, flowers and fruits.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify plants in the field through characteristics of their scientific classification and divisions.

  • Distinguish between medicinal, edible, and poisonous plants.

  • Describe the anatomy and terminology of flowering plants.

  • Discuss the major kinds of constituents in plants.

  • Compare and contrast the orders of flowering plants.

  • Explain the roles of genetics and molecular biology in relation to plant breeding and propagation.

More details

Required Course Pack:

  • HERB 331 Practical Lab Kit – Click here to view the PDF of this lab kit’s contents.
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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