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Colorado Plant Families - Thurs., May 18, 6 - 9 PM
Thu, May 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Have you ever wished you knew more about plant families to help you when identifying Colorado's wildflowers, trees and shrubs? This class delves deeper into intricacies of Colorado plant families, including identifying characteristics of major families. The primary goal is to add to your knowledge of plant families in preparation for using a dichotomous key when you are in the field. It is recommended that participants have basic botany knowledge before attending this class. (For those needing an introductory class, see Basic Botany.)
Trainer: Lenore Mitchell is on the Board for the Colorado Native Plant Society and teaches for DU's Olli adult education. She has taught Native Plant Master classes since 2006.
Required Text and Reference: Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann available through Colorado Native Plant Society (https://conps.org/conps-store), local and online retail outlets and the publisher (800-621-2736).
Native Plant Master: This class is recommended for those with basic botany background who would like to learn more about Colorado's plant families. It does not count towards Colorado Flora Certificate or certification as a Native Plant Master. Click here to learn more.
When to meet: Please arrive by 5:45 PM at CSU Extension in Jefferson County, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden CO 80401 (see map). Class begins 6:00 PM sharp.
What to bring: Textbook, paper, pencil, hand lens (approximately 10x). The textbook and hand lens can be purchased through the Colorado Native Plant Society (https://conps.org/conps-store) or any on-line or local area bookstore.