Plant Biology / Plant Sciences 102: California Floristics
Schedule of Lectures and Laboratories, Spring 2012

Lectures
 
Labs & Field Trips

 

Week 1
April 3 Tues. Course overview; plant morphology
3 Tues. Lab 1: Plant morphology
5 Thur. Phylogeny and taxonomy
     
Week 2
10 Tues Magnoliids (Laurales, Piperales); Eudicots I (Ranunculales, Proteales, Saxifragales, Vitales) 
10 Tues. Lab 2: Use of keys; herbarium specimens; herbarium tour; Magnoliids, Eudicots I
12 Thur Eudicots II (Caryophyllales)
14 Sat. Field Trip: Mather Field Vernal Pools
15 Sun. Field Trip: Stebbins Cold Canyon
     
Week 3
17 Tues.

Eudicots III (Geraniales, Myrtales, Malvales, Sapindales, Brassicales)

17 Tues. Lab 3: Quiz 1; Eudicots II and III
19 Thur.

Eudicots IV (Oxalidales, Malpighiales, Rosales, Fabales)

     
Week 4
24 Tues. Eudicots V (Cucurbitales, Fagales, Cornales, Ericales I)
24 Tues. Lab 4: Eudicots IV and V
26 Thur. Lecture Exam I (through Eudicots IV)
28 Sat. Field Trip: Table Mountain
     
Week 5
May 1 Tues.

Eudicots VI (Ericales II, Garryales, Solanales, Lamiales, Gentianales, Boraginaceae)

1 Tues. Lab 5: Quiz 2; Eudicots VI
3 Thur.

Rarity in plants

     
Week 6
8 Tues.

Eudicots VII (Apiales, Dipsacales, Asterales)

8 Tues. Lab 6: Quiz 3; Eudicots VII
10 Thur.

Development of the California flora

12 Sat. Field Trip: Traverse Creek
     
Week 7
15 Tues Monocots I (Alismatales, Liliales, Asparagales)
15 Tues. Lab 7: Quiz 4; Monocots I
17 Thur.

Lecture Exam II (through May 10 lecture)

19 Sat. Field Trip: Traverse Creek
     
Week 8
22 Tues. Monocots II (Arecales, Poales)
22 Tues. Lab 8: Quiz 5; Monocots II
24 Thur.

Gymnosperms

     
Week 9
29 Tues. Lycophytes and ferns
29 Tues. Lab 9: Quiz 6; Gymnosperms, lycophytes, and ferns
31 Thur.

California ethnobotany

     
Week 10
June 5 Tues. Family review
5 Tues. LAB FINAL
7 Thur. Non-native invasive plants in the California flora
     
Finals
June 13 Wed. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Lecture Final