Native Plant Trust


Monday, October 24, 2022—Monday, March 13, 2023

Plant Form and Function

This introduction to botany covers the basics of plant anatomy and physiology and addresses the fundamentals of the plant kingdom. We will take a microscopic look at roots, stems, leaves, and their component tissues. We will also examine flowers, fruits, and seeds and discuss pollination, fertilization, dispersal, and germination, with an emphasis on the relationship between plant form and function. This Basic Certificate online core course is self-paced, with opportunities for peer discussion, expert access for questions, and field projects. A facilitator will guide you in your learning, review your assignments, and answer your questions. Download the syllabus here. It typically takes at least 12 hours to complete. Please note: registration closes Saturday, December 24 at 12 p.m. Course access ends on Monday, March 13, 2023, 12 p.m.

Date/time detailsOctober 24, 2022, 12 p.m. through Monday, March 13, 2023, 12 p.m.
LocationSelf-paced online
Program codeCERO100
Feemembers $150/nonmembers $200
InstructorGeorge LoCascio
CertificateBasic Core