Course Overview

This course is designed to be an introduction to the flora of Central Texas. It involves plant identification, plant distribution, and consideration of edible and useful wild plants.

During long semesters, there are 2 lecture hours and 4 laboratory hours (including field trips) per week for the academic year semesters.

In the lecture portion, students will learn about the factors that influence plant distributions, ethnobotany (people and plants) and species interactions. One hour of the two hour lecture session will focus on learning the identification and uses of some of the common plant families in Central Texas.

In the lab session, students will learn field identification of plants in our area while visiting some of the most beautiful natural areas in Central Texas.

BIO 406D may not be counted toward a degree in biology.

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Last updated: JUN-02-2009 (Michael Gruenstaeudl)