What's That Plant? How to Identify Plants (elective)


What's That Plant? How to Identify Plants

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Elective

Instructor: Tom Diggs, Ph.D., University of North Georgia

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members: $85 |Non-Members: $95

Identifying plants can be challenging and perplexing yet is an important skill to possess. This full-day workshop will begin at a very basic level and progress to the use of more advanced methods and tools used for learning a plant's identity. Basic terminology will be presented, followed by instruction on the use of a variety of tools, primarily taxonomic keys used as "roadmaps" that lead to plant identification. Ample time will be spent doing hands-on exercises and corroborating material learned while examining plants in the Gardens. Highly recommended reference: Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary by James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris (Spring Lake Pub; 2nd edition, Jan. 1, 2001).



Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value within the same series (e.g., Children's Summer Camps, Saturdays in the Gardens, etc.) at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.