Plant Classification Fundamentals

Duration: 2.5 hours

Correct naming and naming systems are essential to scientific practice. Without a clear system, it becomes impossible to conduct research, identify new species, and even develop new cultivars. A vernacular name is a common or local name given to plants -- and while these are common in many areas, they can lead to confusion. In this course, you will learn how plants are named according to a scientific process, including details of the classification system, general history, and tips and tricks to help with Latin names.


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