Listed below are suggested readings that cover material that relates to various topics discussed in Hort 231.
||1. Carl Linnaeus
- from the Univ. of CA, Berkeley Museum of
2. Scientific Plant Names - from Landscape Plants, Dept. of Horticulture at Oregon State Univ.
|1. Details of
his life and naming system
2. Discusses how to write scientific names and cultivars and trademarked names
||Helianthus annuus -
||Describes the movement with the sun and the history.|
Morphology - by Dr. L. Michael Hill, Bridgewater College.
leaves. Great information with pictures; click on lots of
links for information.
||1. Bud - from
2. Grafting Time Lapse - video by Neil Bromhall.
2. From 15 to 30 seconds, mixed bud grows to become leaves, stems, and flowers.
|1. California Poppy
- from Wikipedia
2, What is a Double Flower? - from wiseGEEK
Discusses many facts including invasiveness.
2. Thorough discussion of what a double-flower is.
Injury of Landscape Plants in the Pacific Northwest -
by R. Maleike, M. Ophardt, and S. Collman - WSU Extension Bulletin 1645
2. USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Brief description of cold hardiness, examples of problems, and
2. Introduction to the hardiness map and links to indicator plants.
Characters - from Center for the Study of Digital Libraries
at Texas A&M
2. Flower Terminology - from W.P. Armstrong, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Floral structure illustration with definitions and photos of floral
2. Great drawings and photos showing floral parts and flower types.
Stem Morphology - from Hort 202 at Texas A&M
2. Tree & Plant Life - video from BBC with David Attenborough
3. Twining Motion of Vines - video from sciencetrack blog.
4. Growing Apple Tree Animation - video from GeeskeS
Click on Modified Stems and leaf links for more information.
2. Time-lapse shows how vines use tendrils and thorns to climb.
3. More time-lapse of vines attaching.
4. Computer animation showing how trees get taller and thicker.
juvenility and maturity
in Plants - by David Goforth, NC Coop. Ext.
some of lecture and gives different examples.
Leaves Change Color - from The Friesner Herbarium,
||Discusses pigments and processes
||The Ginkgo Pages - by Cor Kwant||Extensive information on the ginkgo.|
||1. The Irish
Famine - by Marjie Bloy
2. Potato Late Blight - from Oregon State University Extension
3. Dogwood Anthracnose and its Spread in the South - R.L. Anderson and J.L. Knighten - USDA Forest Service
|1. Brief description of the
2. Good photos of the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
3. Describes history of dogwood anthracnose & shows injury symptoms.
|Dutch elm disease
Elm Disease: Elm Tree Protection Program - Seattle
||PDF brochure describing DED in
American Elms and Hybrids
2. Saving the American elm
|1. Presents some of the
strategies that have used to find resistant elms.
2. Summary of the problem of Dutch elm disease and its solution.
Worst Enemy Chestnut Blight by S. J. Dorman
||Has description of the disease
and photos. If you follow some of the links on the site, you'll
see pictures of the tree.
||Aspen can be a Troublesome Tree - by Robert Cox, Colorado State Univ. Coop. Extension||Summary of the problems that can arise with quaking aspen in landscape plantings.|
clone threatened - from Deseret News
||Discusses general threats to the
quaking aspen plant known as the Pando clone.
|Quaking aspen||Tree heart attacks:
Aspen clones dying - BYUNews
||Video of climate change and
other more specific threats to quaking aspen in the west.
|Tree form responses
||Human Well-Being Promoted
By Trees - Virginia I. Lohr, Dept. of Hort &
||Summary of the study we
conducted on tree forms.
|Human issues in hort
||Benefits of Plants - Virginia I. Lohr, Dept. of Hort & LA, WSU||Links to summaries of various
studies we have done.
|Temp control (urban
Change May Exacerbate Hot Cities - by D.
Dixon and Climatewire, Scientific American
2. How Cities Use Parks for ... Climate Change Management - from the American Planning Association
|1. Summary of the cause of the
urban heat island effect and how climate change will influence it.
2. Presents 4 key points on the ways parks contribute to solving climate change problems in cities.
|Temp control (trees for
||Tree Placement on Home Grounds - by Christopher J. Starbuck, Univ. of Missouri||Article showing how to use trees
for shading homes.
|Temp control (seasons)
Earth's Tilt - video by Thomas G.
Chasteen , Analytical
2. Earth-Sun Applet - from Gregory Carbonne, U. of South Carolina
|1. Video shows earth moving
around sun to cause seasons (movement can be stopped).
2. Graphic shows angle + size of shadows at different times of the year.
all topics in previous tables
exam covers ALL topics
When a rose is a RoseTM - by Paul Cappiello,
UKCA Adjunct Professor of Horticulture
2. Plant Patent Primer - by Barbara Campbell and James M. Weatherly, Greenhouse Grower
3. A Plant by Any Name is Not the Same - by James M. Weatherly and Barbara Campbell, GrowerTalks
Clear descriptions of "cultivar registration," "plant patent," and
2. Discusses the benefits and requirements for plant patents.
3. Discusses the in and outs of trademarks.
Premier Evergreens for Northern Gardens - by Todd Boland
the hybrids used to create the blue holly series.
||Creeping Mahonia - Pathat the Ratgirl
summary of appearance, culture, use, and interesting facts (e.g.
hybrids with M. aquifolium).
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