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NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY ( Session 1 of 5 Sessions)

NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY: THIS SESSION 1 This class addresses the vocabulary needed to understand plant identification and classification based on vegetative and reproductive structures. An introduction to plant nomenclature, phylogeny, and scientific names is also provided. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1-4 p.m.

10/21/2018
When: Sunday, Oct. 21st, 2018
1pm - 4pm
Where: Garden in the Woods, Education Building
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, Massachusetts  01701
United States
Presenter: Arthur Haines, Research Botanist, New England Wild Flower Society, author of Flora Novae Angliae
Contact: Lindsay Martucci
6174893930


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NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY

 

Keeping up with changes in plant names can be challenging, but these changes reflect expanding understanding of the plant kingdom based on genetics, a closer look at plant form, and new ways of analyzing relationships. Learn how to make sense of the new plant universe from one of the best botanists in the field, Arthur Haines. 

 

Students should begin with Session 1, but Sessions 2 – 5 may be taken in any order.  At this time, Sessions 1 – 3 are scheduled for fall 2018 and winter 2019.   Sessions 4 & 5 will be scheduled during the spring/summer of 2019.   Bring a copy of Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach to class. 

 

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

 

Instructor: Arthur Haines, Research Botanist, New England Wild Flower Society, author of Flora Novae Angliae

 

Fee Per Session: $46 (Member)/$54 (Nonmember) per session

 

Coordinating Cosponsor: New England Wild Flower Society 

 

NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY: SESSION 1

This class addresses the vocabulary needed to understand plant identification and classification based on vegetative and reproductive structures. An introduction to plant nomenclature, phylogeny, and scientific names is also provided.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1-4 p.m.

 

 

NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY: SESSION 2

In this class, students examine tracheophyte families, starting with free-sporing plants (e.g., ferns) and ending with three major groups of seed plants: nonflowering seed plants (i.e., conifers); magnoliids (i.e., primitive dicots); and monocots.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1-4 p.m.

 

 

NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY: SESSION 3

This class focuses on the tracheophyte families referred to as the tricolpates (i.e., most dicot plants). Discussion includes primitive tricolpates (e.g., Ranunculaceae, Papaveraceae, Maranthaceae) and eurosids (e.g., Rosaceae, Betulaceae, Brassicaceae).

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1-4 p.m.

 

NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY: SESSION 4

In this class, students will investigate advanced tricolpate families, often referred to as euasterids (e.g.,Lamiaceae, Plantaginaceae, Campanulaceae, Asteraceae). 

Coming Spring/Summer 2019.

 

NEW ENGLAND PLANT DIVERSITY SESSION 5: 

In this class, students will gain insight into the breadth and complexity of plant identifi- cation. Hybridization and phylogeny will be discussed to provide a deeper appreciation for the role of evolutionary history in understanding organisimal relationships.  

Coming Spring/Summer 2019. 

 

NOTE:  The "Related Products" listed below are NOT required for these classes; they are suggested reference materials. 

 

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