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An Introduction to the Flora of Central Texas

This course is designed to be an introduction to the flora of central Texas; it involves plant identification, plant distribution, and consideration of edible and useful wild plants.  There are 2 lecture hours and 4 laboratory hours (including field trips) per week for the academic year semesters. In the lecture portion, students will learn about the factors that influence plant distributions, ethnobotany (people and plants) and species interactions.  One hour of the two hour lecture session will focus on learning the identification and uses of some of the common plant families in Central Texas. In the lab session, students will learn field identification of plants in our area while visiting some of the most beautiful natural areas in Central Texas.  BIO 406D may not be counted toward a degree in biology.

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The lecture materials are also available on the library's reserve page.

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Instructor Katie Hansen  
Office BIO 408 Lecture Syllabus
Office Hours   Lab Syllabus
Phone 232-6123 Required Texts, Grading, and Drop Dates
E-mail Archive of Central Texas Plant Images
Botany & Wildflower Links
Teaching Assistants Roxi Steele  
Office BIO 412  
Office Hours Tuesdays 8-9am or by appointment  
Phone 471-5027  

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For more information about Texas vegetation, a good source is the Texas Parks and Wildlife web pages. There are pictures of local woody species at TexNat, a Texas A & M web site.   Click here for pictures of Texas wildflowers.



This site was designed and constructed by Donna Choate, in the Spring of 1999.

Site last modified or updated on January 20 2006 by Katie Hansen

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