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Plant Taxonomy

with Milo Pyne, Plant Ecologist

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Dates: Fridays, January 27, February 3 and 10
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Joslin Classroom I (C106)

Fee: $135 ($122 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 public 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: 4

Registration open through 1/26/2023 12:00 PM 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
Certificate in Native Plants Core Course: 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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Joslin Classroom I (C106)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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