Mount Rainier Botanical Keying Clinic - Seattle - 2015

Exploring Nature Course

Botanical Keying Clinic

Botanical Keying Clinic specializing in the flowers around Mount Rainier

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Overview of basic plant anatomy using a botanical dichotomous keying system to arrive at identification of plant family and species. Two classroom sessions and field trip to Mount Rainier National Park to practice skills. This is not a highly technical training, but some familiarity with the concept of plant families is assumed.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from David Biek, who wrote "The Flora of Mount Rainier National Park" and will be the course instructor. Naturalist Study Group members and graduates of the "Introduction to the Natural World" will be given preference.

Participants should purchase " The Flora of Mount Rainier National Park" online.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Hand Magnifier


Recommended Text - "Flora of Mount Rainier National Park" by David Biek

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.