Horticulture 231- Landscape Plant
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Tuesday and Thursday, 8:05
- 8:55 AM in Johnson Hall Annex C105
Lab: Tuesday 9:10 - 12
in Vogel Plant Sciences Building 43
Review Sessions: Monday
4:30 PM in Vogel 43
nomenclature, ecology, selection, and use of landscape plants,
including flowering annuals, deciduous woody plants, and broadleaf
||None. Introductory plant science,
e.g. Biology 120 or Hort 202, is recommended.
Hort 231 and Hort 232 do not need
to be taken in order.
Students will become familiar with a
variety of native and exotic woody and herbaceous
landscape plants. They will understand the biological basis
for plant responses to various environmental
and ecological factors. They will gain an appreciation
for the dynamic nature of plants and
the complexities involved in landscape plant selection and use.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the
end of the semester, students will be able to:
MAJOR LECTURE TOPICS:
- recognize morphological
features commonly used to group plants & to
distinguish between them,
- identify selected landscape plants by common and scientific names,
- describe and document functional and
ecological uses of landscape plants,
- select plants suitable for different design
& environmental constraints, including climate
- find and evaluate the
usefulness of resources, including books and websites, on
Nomenclature, Morphology, Cold
hardiness, Juvenility and maturity, Fall color, Effects on energy use,
Genetic diversity, and Human responses to plants.
TEXTBOOKS & READING ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Lohr, Virginia.
2012. WSU Hort 231 Plant Materials I Identification Cards.
Optional materials (for your added enjoyment and
2. Dirr, Michael A. 2009. Manual of
Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing Company,
3. Brenzel (Ed.). 2007. Sunset
Western Garden Book. Sunset Publishing Company,
Menlo Park, California.
Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest.
2. Still, Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental
Scores will be posted on Angel at WSU.
10% - Class/lab work and
participation (number to be determined; 2 lowest scores dropped)
FINAL GRADES: Grades will be assigned as follows, assuming you earn above 60% on the final ID
|93% or more
(or below 60% on final ID exam)
is due at the beginning of class on the due date. It may be
turned in late, but you will lose 1% of the possible points for every
day (including weekends) past the due date, unless stated otherwise on
the assignment instructions. You will receive no comments or
explanations for your grade on late homework. The last day to turn in
late homework assignments is the last class day. Class/lab work
assignments or quizzes
may NOT be turned in late or made
up. Your two lowest scores will be dropped.
MAKE-UP EXAMS & QUIZZES:
exams or ID quizzes will be given, because this involves too much extra
work for the instructors (work to prepare an alternate, to grade an
alternate, and to decide if your explanation for missing is
legitimate). The reason that the low scores on exams and quizzes are
dropped is to keep you from being unduly penalized for unforeseen
circumstances, such as a death in the family, a court appearance, or a
faulty alarm clock. If you miss an exam or quiz, you will receive
a zero, unless there are extenuating circumstances AND Dr. Lohr agrees
to an alternative arrangement.
- Extra credit may be earned by correctly
identifying and spelling plant family names for specimens on
each plant identification quiz and each plant identification exam.
- Extra credit (5 points per lab) may also be
earned when the instructor is caught making six mistakes during
any one lab period. You must be present during the entire lab to
receive extra credit.
- If your grade is lower than you like, concentrate on the regular coursework. The
instructors are available to help you.
PARTICIPATION and ATTENDANCE:
You are expected to be a positive, contributing member of the class.
Much of the work will be done in groups, so you must act in a manner
that helps you and others learn. Come to class prepared. Assist other
students when you can. Do not disrupt or prevent learning by
others, for example by talking during presentations.
Students who do not meet these expectations may be expelled from a
class or lab period or from the entire course.
Regular attendance and participation
are essential to doing well in this course. The material to be learned
depends heavily on presentations and activities in class and lab. There
are no good alternative sources of materials for much of the
information covered. If you miss
a class, find out what you missed by asking a classmate.
Obtain any handouts from the instructors. Do the assigned reading
for the class topic and review notes from another student. If
anything is unclear, then ask the instructors to help you.
For lab, bring your Plant ID Cards
each week. Be prepared to go
outside, regardless of weather!
Be prepared to walk rapidly on wet, muddy, or slippery surfaces.
Participation includes being ready for the weather, so that you can
think and talk about class topics and not about how cold or wet you
Cell phone use and smoking are not permitted at any time in class
or lab, even when you are in lab walking around campus looking at
plants. Be sure your phone is turned off.
You are on your honor
to participate in this
class as your own representative and not to pass the work of others off
as your own. Academic dishonesty
(see: WAC 504-26-010 Definition 3
, in any form, including copying
from other students on quizzes or copying from books or web pages
on assignments, is
unacceptable. If you are caught cheating, you will receive a zero
on the involved quiz, exam, or assignment,
and you will be reported to your Department and to the Office of Student Standards and
. If we suspect you are cheating, we may assign
a zero or we may choose to give you an opportunity to repeat the
activity under conditions of our choosing.
approved through the WSU Access Center
available for students who have a documented different ability. Notify
Dr. Lohr if you need accommodations.
“Washington State University is
committed to maintaining a safe
for its faculty, staff, and students. Safety
is the responsibility of every member of the campus community and
individuals should know the appropriate actions to take when an
emergency arises.” Please become familiar with: WSU Pullman Campus Safety Plan
and WSU Emergency Management
. Also be
sure you have supplied safety alert information at: WSU Alert
Safety will be enforced in
. For example, you may be dismissed from lab if
you throw objects such as pine cones or snow balls on lab walks.
I once had to take a student to the emergency room, and I don’t want to
do it ever again!
Lohr , Professor, E-mail: email@example.com
Pullman, Washington 99164-6414 U.S.A.
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