Landscape Plant Materials II
This course is no longer being
taught. It is being replaced by Hort 330
beginning Fall 2015.
|Lecture and lab:
Tuesday and Thursday 8:10 - 10:25 AM in Vogel Plant
Sciences Building 43
identification, growth, ecology, selection, and use of
landscape plants, including conifers, evergreens, interior
plants, herbaceous perennials, and flowering woody
||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 native 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 to:
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 use, and
- find and evaluate the usefulness
various resources, including books and web sites, on
Selected plant families: Pinaceae,
Ericaeae, and Rosaceae.
Plant uses: windbreak and air quality.
Environmental factors: light, acclimatization,
soil pH, water, and invasive plants.
Gardening categories: bulbs, native plants, and flowering
trees and shrubs.
Virginia I. 2014. Hort 232 Plant Materials II
Identification Cards. Bookie or Crimson & Gray, Pullman, WA.
2. Dirr, Michael A. 2009. Manual
Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing,
3. Brenzel, Kathleen N. (Ed.). 2012. The
New Sunset Western Garden Book.
Sunset Publishing Company, Menlo Park, CA.
EVALUATION: Scores will
be posted on Angel at WSU.
10% - Class/lab work and
participation (number to be determined; 2 lowest
class scores dropped)
FINAL GRADES: Grades will be assigned as follows, assuming you earn above 60% on the
final ID exam.
(or below 60% on
final ID exam)
MAKE-UP EXAMS &
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.
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 alternative
- Extra credit may be earned by correctly
identifying and spelling plant family names for
specimens on each plant identification quiz and each plant
- Extra credit (5 points per class/lab)
may also be earned when the instructor is caught making
six mistakes during any one period. You must be
present during the entire period 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 o 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.
You are expected to check
web site on Angel regularly for grades and
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 class. 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.
Use electronic devices wisely. Computers,
tablets, or other electronic devices may be used for taking
notes. Any other use must be approved by the
instructor. Turn ringers and noise generators off.
Phones may not be used in class or lab.
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 Accountability.
through the WSU Access
(335-3417), are available for students who have a
documented different ability. Notify the instructor if you need
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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
FINAL POLICY NOTES:
Class Policy Violations: Any
violations of class policies or instructors’ instructions could
result in losing privileges, such as the use of a computer to take
notes, or could result in being banned from specific classes or
labs or expelled from the entire course.
Syllabus Changes: All information in this syllabus, on
the class web site, and in class handouts is assumed to be
correct, but is subject to change if something unexpected
occurs. Changes will be presented in class, on the class web
sites, and/or in class handouts.
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