North Carolina Botanical Garden


Plant Taxonomy

with Milo Pyne, Plant Ecologist

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Dates: Saturdays, November 2, 9 and 16

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: $130 ($117 Members)


This course builds on the fundamentals taught in Botany and prepares students for supplementary material covered in Flowering Plant Families. It is a core course for students enrolled in either of the NCBG certificate programs. Students learn the basic concepts of the taxonomy of vascular plants and how to identify plant families by making observations of selected characteristics. The use of taxonomic keys is introduced. Interesting examples are studied to illustrate current issues in plant taxonomy and nomenclature. This course serves as a prerequisite for Flowering Plant Families.


Prerequisite: Botany



Remaining Seats: 7

Registration open through 11/1/2019 9:00 AM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Milo is a native of Durham and has a B. S. Degree in Botany from N. C. State University. He is currently a Senior Regional Ecologist at NatureServe’s Southeastern US Office in Durham, NC, and has a long-term interest in the conservation of plants and natural communities, as well as the medicinal uses and folklore of plants.


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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Plant Taxonomy: Credits - 1
Botanical Art & Illustration Elective Course 2019-20 : Credits - 1


This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Native Plant Studies program and in our Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration program.

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