Bozeman, MT
Jun 22-Jun 26, 2015
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $682.00
Instructor(s): Robyn Klein

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Course Description

A field oriented study of the flowering plants of Montana with an emphasis on plant keying skills.

Objectives are:
  • to identify the parts of flowering plants and become familiar with botanical terms
  • to learn morphological characteristics of common plant families
  • to learn how to use a plant key to successfully identify flowering plants
  • to apply plant identification skills to the classroom
Discussion will emphasize application of these skills and botanical texts to the classroom.

Physical Fitness Requirement:
Field trips require walking up to 2 miles on moderate slopes.

Equipment List for Flowering Plants of the Northern Rocky Mountains.
You will be provided:
  • small plastic metric ruler
  • 10x plant lens
  • set of handouts
Time Commitment: 8-10 hrs/day

Meeting Place and Times

Class: MT 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in Plant Growth Center, Room 214
Field Trips: WRF 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Robyn Klein. Department of Plant Science and Plant Pathology, Montana State University


Graduate standing.

Target Audience

Restricted Entry for Science Educators

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $142.00
 Computer Fee$7.00
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials

  • Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary by Harris, James and Harris, Melinda. Spring Lake Publishing.
    ISBN: 978-0964022164

The textbook is available from Montana State University Bookstore at 1-888-247-2546. Ask to speak with the Textbook Department. It will expedite your order if you tell the sales representative:

  • the course number (PSPP 548)
  • the title of the text
  • that the course is offered through Extended University.

For More Information

contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

How to Register

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