Knowledge of plants and how they are propagated is one of the objectives of a course in plant propagation. To meet this objective, students in my plant propagation course are required to identify a group of 115 plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines, and trees. Potted specimens are maintained in the greenhouse and accurately labeled for genus, species, variety or cultivar, and family. Each week students are provided with a study list containing the genus, species, family name and the commercial method of propagation for each of 15 plants. Students have access to the greenhouse for plant study and must learn to identify assigned plants and their commercial method of propagation. Correct spelling of scientific and family names is also required.



plant identification, computer-test program

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