Explore the biology of plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, evolution, and development. This course presents the fundamental information about plants upon which other courses in the native plant certificate program will build, particularly Plant Taxonomy. With an emphasis on relating form to function, it surveys the origins of plants along with their basic forms and life processes. Students will become acquainted with plant tissues and structures, as well as their roles in the life of plants.

This class is a core course in the Certificate in Native Plants.


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Section Title
Basic Botany
In Person
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Nov 13, 2021
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Nov 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
General Registration non-credit $105.00
Section Notes

The lecture content will be pre-recorded and released in advance of the scheduled in-person lab. Additional lab sessions will be added as needed to accommodate student interest. Participants who are not able to attend the in-person lab will be provided instructions for conducting their own activities at home. An optional virtual Q&A session will be provided following the labs.


This class consists of three elements: a series of pre-recorded introductory videos, in-person or at-home lab exercises exploring plant anatomy and a wrap-up discussion session through Zoom.

Part 1 – Introductory Video Lectures – content released Nov. 1

Part 2 – Exploratory Lab Exercises – self-paced at home OR in-person session (limited to 20) Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m.

Part 3 – Online Discussion Session – through Zoom Nov. 15, 6 – 7 p.m.


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