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Good Manufacturing Practices require that companies verify the identity of their botanical materials. Come learn the basics of whole plant identification. Knowledge of plant family patterns can greatly aid in demystifying the “green wall” of species around us. There are approximately 300,000 species of plants known to global science, yet you’ll know something significant about the majority of plants in temperate climates if you learn the top 30 families around you The first session of this course will consist of a botany lecture and the second session will be a plant walk where we will delve into the major plant families of the Southern United States. Students will reinforce plant identification skills by observing family patterns such as leaf, flower and fruit types. Participants will also learn how to identify plants using a field guide, which is included in the registration fee.