Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LNTP 254 - Plant Materials II

(G only)

Identification and uses of evergreen plant material commonly used in the landscapes of Maryland and surrounding states. Evergreens with outstanding qualities that are not commonly used and that are recent plant introductions will also be covered. The course will emphasize native and non-native evergreen shrubs, trees, ground covers, and vines. Evergreen plant heights, shapes, colors, seed pod characteristics, and bark patterns will be covered. Assessment Level(s): AELR 930 /READ 099 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly LN 109.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify at least 100 species and state their common and scientific names.
  • Use taxonomic features such as bud shape, fruit shape, leaf shape, and twig color while identifying plant material.
  • State the growth rate, mature plant size, plant habit, cold hardiness, leaf retention characteristics, flowering time, and fruiting time of a given set of evergreen plants.
  • Describe the landscape value, ornamental characteristics, or special features including fall coloration and bark characteristics.
  • Describe the native habitat of the plant materials.
  • Identify the appropriate cultural conditions for proper growth.
  • Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of plant limitation caused by pest and disease activity.

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