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Horticultural Plants (HORT10009)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeHORT10009
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on introducing plant types and morphology (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, inflorescences and fruits); plant habit and lifecycles; the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICNAFP) and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP); the use and application of plant recognition characters for identification; and the study of horticultural plants in groups based on habit, lifecycle and taxonomic approaches.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • identify, name and describe the main morphological features of stems, leaves, roots, flowers and fruits;
  • describe a selection of plants commonly used in landscape horticulture;
  • write and use plant names in accordance with international guidelines and accepted procedures;
  • use plant recognition characters to identify a plant using a taxonomic key.

Last updated: 16 June 2018