Plant systematics will explore the origin and diversification of land plants while emphasizing flowering plants. You will become familiar with taxonomy (identification, nomenclature, classification emphasizing flowering plants), evolution (speciation, reproductive biology, adaptation, convergence, biogeography), and phylogenetics (phenetics, cladistics, morphology and molecules). Lab emphasizes learning representative families and genera of flowering plants in Wisconsin and use of keys and manuals. A plant collection and iNaturalist observations  are done. Prerequisite: 5 cr intro crse in biology.

Course offered every Fall semester. All course material is in Canvas




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