- Landscape Plant
- NOTE: Material on
this web site will not be updated during Spring 2013. Changes
from this information will be posted on Angel or discussed in class.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:10 - 9 AM in Johnson
Hall Annex C-105
- 12 in Vogel Plant Sciences Building 43
Review Sessions: To be
determined - check Angel site
identification, growth, ecology, selection, and use of landscape
plants, including conifers, evergreens, interior plants, herbaceous
perennials, and flowering woody plants.
||None. Introductory plant
science, e.g. Biology
120 or Hort 202, is recommended.
231 is NOT a prerequisite for Hort 232.
Hort. 231 and 232 do not need to be
taken in order.
Students will become familiar with many
and exotic woody and herbaceous landscape plant used in
interior and exterior landscapes. They will understand many of
the factors that are involved in successful plant
selection and use. They should gain an appreciation
for the dynamic nature of plants and the complexities
involved in landscape plant usage.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the
end of the
semester, students will be able
LECTURE TOPIC OVERVIEW:
- recognize and identify common
interior and exterior landscape plants
by common and scientific names,
- describe and document functional and
ecological uses of landscape plants,
- select appropriate plants to install under a variety of environmental and design constraints,
- articulate desirable and undesirable
plant characteristics that influence plant selection and
- find and evaluate the usefulness
of various resources, including books and web sites, on plants.
Selected plant families: Pinaceae,
Taxaceae, Ericaeae, and Rosaceae.
Plant uses: windbreak and air quality.
Environmental factors: light, acclimatization,
water, and invasive plants.
Gardening categories: bulbs, native plants, and flowering trees
TEXTBOOKS & READING
2010. Hort 232 Plant Materials II Identification Cards. Bookie or Crimson &
Gray, Pullman, WA.
2. Dirr, Michael A. 2009. Manual
of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing,
3. Brenzel, Kathleen N. (Ed.). 2007. Sunset
Western Garden Book. Sunset Publishing
Company, Menlo Park, CA.
Scores will be posted on
Angel at WSU.
10% - Class/lab work
and participation (number to be determined; 2 lowest
FINAL GRADES: Grades will be
assigned as follows, assuming you earn
above 60% on the final ID exam.
|93% or more
(or below 60% on final ID exam)
MAKE-UP EXAMS &
due at the beginning of class on the due date. It may be turned in
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
late or made up. Your two lowest scores will be dropped.
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 the instructor agrees to an
- 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.
You are expected to be a positive, contributing
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 o not
prevent learning by others, for example by talking during presentations.
do not meet these expectations may be expelled from a class or lab
from the entire course.
You are expected to check
class web site on Angel regularly for grades and updated
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
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
For lab, bring your Plant ID
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 are.
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.
Integrity: 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, 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. 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. Clear violations
will be reported to your Department and to the Office of Student Standards and
through the WSU Access
(335-3417), are available for students who have a documented
different ability. Notify the instructor 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
will be enforced in
this class. 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!
, Professor, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pullman, Washington 99164-6414 U.S.A.
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