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2024-2025 Course Catalog 
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AGH 120 - Herbaceous Plant Materials

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The study and identification of herbaceous annual and perennial plants used in horticulture.
  1. Distinguish between major plant families used in horticulture
    1. Differentiate families based on reproductive morphology
    2. Compare families based on vegetative morphology
  2. Differentiate between major plant genera used in horticulture
    1. Separate genera based on reproductive morphology
    2. Contrast genera based on vegetative morphology
  3. Evaluate the traits of groups of herbaceous plant materials
    1. Determine tolerance to sunlight exposure
    2. Contrast tolerances to differing soil conditions
    3. Assess value based on aesthetics or function
  4. Classify plant life cycles
    1. Differentiate between annuals, biennials and perennials
    2. Contrast short lived and long lived perennials
  5. Compare and contrast the uses of economically important herbaceous plants
    1. Identify over 100 herbaceous plants by genus and species from a given plant list
    2. Differentiate between the roles of economically important plant materials
    3. Select herbaceous plants of appropriate longevity (annual, biennial, perennial) and physical characteristics (height, color, etc.) for a given site (mocroclimate)
  6. Create a document outlining more detailed information on a subset of plants
    1. Provide specific information on ideal sunlight exposure, soil conditions, etc that these plants thrive in
    2. Investigate what cultivars are commercially available

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