|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject 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.