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BIO 280 Plant Identification

Credits: 4
  • BIO 140 or BIO 231 or consent of instructor

This course surveys the common plant species, including graminoids, herbaceous forbs, and
woody trees and shrubs, currently found in Iowa’s natural areas. Emphasis is placed on the
identification of native and introduced angiosperm species. Recognition of key vegetative and
reproductive features of these plants will be covered. Some attention also will be given to
recognizing species considered invasive, endangered or threatened in Iowa.