To be able to identify approximately 250 plants: shade trees, summer and fall flowering trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, vines, groundcovers, wildflowers, ferns, and aquatic plants. This includes knowing the scientific name(s), selected cultivars, common name(s), and the plant family. Identification involves seeing parts of or the whole plant.
To be able to select plants for specific purposes and site conditions. This includes knowing the environmental requirements of specific plants, their desirable and undesirable characteristics, their landscape uses, and major insect and disease problems.
To develop an appreciation for the great diversity and beauty of ornamental landscape plants.
Plant morphological characteristics important for identification
General plant uses in the landscape
Pests, abiotic problems, and cultural and environmental requirements of select: