Desert Flora

Desert Flora

Course Number: BPSC X420

2 units

The California deserts are renowned for their occasional but spectacular springtime displays of wildflowers. Learn how to use the key used by botanists to determine each species of flower. Class sessions emphasize identification techniques using actual specimens. Students collect common species in the field and then return to the classroom for study. Identification sessions are supplemented with illustrated lectures that describe plant adaptations in the desert, one of the most difficult plant environments on earth.


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