Field identification of vascular plants found in Oswego county and the surrounding region. Introduction to the principles of classification and nomenclature. Field work will include exploration of the flora of recognized ecological communities of the region, impact of introduced exotic species, and status of rare and endangered native species. Students will become familiar with professional manuals and popular guides for the identification of vascular plants.
PREREQ: BIO 120 OR 213, or instructor permission. OFFERED: Summer CREDIT: 3