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Introduction to flowering plant families and how to identify them - 27/05/2022




Identification of an unfamiliar plant is easier if you know the family to which it belongs. This is a skill that may be learned in the UK and then applied to the flora of any country, anywhere in the world.

These training days would be presented by Dr Paul Smith, a BSc and PhD qualified botanist of 40 years’ post graduate experience, including work for Local Authorities, Natural England, Multi-national consultancies, and the Wildlife Trusts. He is a Senior Associate Teacher with the University of Bristol. A list of Paul’s publications is available here: www.botanicalinvestigations.co.uk. His book on indicator plants is available from the Natural History Book Service. Paul received the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Hero award in 2018 for work relating to habitat restoration. His latest paper is available to read online here: http://rdcu.be/C9RD

The morning theory session will be spent looking at some flowering plant families and their identification. This will include important characteristics, how to study and store specimens, use of hand lenses, sources of information, how to use an identification key, examination of live specimens, use of a field guide.

The afternoon field session will involve looking at flowering plants in situ in the botanic garden and learning to identify their families from field characters.

Date: 27/05/2022
Time: 10am – 4:30pm.

Linnaeus Study Room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,Stoke Park Road,Stoke Bishop,Bristol,

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