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Identification of Southern Appalachian Grasses

May 16, 2022 - May 21, 2022

Instructor: Dr. Paul McKenzie (US Fish and Wildlife Service Emeritus)

The purpose of this class is for participants to know the differences between grasses, sedges and rushes; obtain a thorough knowledge of the grass flower and variations among different grass Tribes in the SE Appalachians; have extensive practice using dichotomous keys in lab; and examine and identify grasses observed in the field using principles and concepts learned in class.

Prerequisites: None but participants who have experience using dichotomous keys in a plant identification class will be able to grasp the material sooner than those who don’t.

Cost: $500 course fee + $300 housing fee (if staying on-site)

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May 16, 2022
May 21, 2022
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Highlands Biological Station
265 North 6th St
Highlands, NC 28741 United States
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