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This course will focus on field and laboratory study of the flora (bryophytes, lycophytes, horsetails, ferns, conifers and flowering plants) of River Falls, Wisconsin, and vicinity. It will also include an introduction to plant classification, plant taxonomy, plant ecology (including pollination ecology) and local plant communities. Fieldwork will be the major part of daily class activities, but we will return to the lab for specimen handling and identification using dichotomous keys. Students will learn natural history and sight recognition of representative plants in the field. In addition, they will develop personal reference collections for use in their own classrooms.