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Workshop: The Families of Flora Hour – Five Families

April 4, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop: The Families of Flora Hour – Five Families


4 one-hour webinars that provide in-depth coverage of one or two families each session, along with discussion of important identification characters of common genera and species in Washington’s flora.

With Host, David Giblin

Times and Dates: 4:00-5:00, April 4, 6, 11, 13

Format: PowerPoint presentation summarizing diagnostic features of each family along with supporting photos; brief discussion of evolutionary context of each family (e.g., closely related families, whether primitive or derived); a review of generic keys in Flora of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd edition for families covered. Emphasis is placed on explaining and recognizing important characters used in the keys, with special focus on large or difficult genera within each family. This program is provided by zoom webinar, and recordings will be available for student review for 3 weeks following the last program date.

Families covered: Ferns and Fern Allies, Liliaceae (broad sense), Ranunculuceae, Polygonaceae/Grossulariaceae

Prerequisites – knowledge of basic vegetative (e.g, stipules, prickles) and reproductive (e.g., corolla, inferior ovary, bilateral symmetry) plant morphology; familiarity with how to use a dichotomous key; familiarity with the differences between the terms family, genus, and species.

Recommended text: Flora of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd edition

David Giblin, PhD., Collections Manager at the UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum

Cost for all four sessions – $50.00

Register to attend here:  https://www.wnps.org/events/family-of-flora-hour-five-families


April 4, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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