Wetland Plant Identification

Wetland Plant Identification


 A 2-day course designed for restoration practicioners to gain beginner level wetland plant identification skills.  This training will provide introductory level instruction but is also appropriate for those wishing to refresh or strengthen their wetland plant identification skills. 

Course includes:  

  • Instruction on how to key plants using taxonomic hierarchy
  • Hands on plant ID with live specimens
  • Introduction to the ecology of wetlands
  • Field instruction at 3-4 sites at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
  • Introduction of flower morphology, inflorescence types and leaf and pubescence types
  • Introduction to adaptations of vascular plants in hydrological conditions

Training attendees will use Newcomb's Wildflower Guide, Tiner's Field Guide to Non-tidal Wetland Identification and Days Afield: Exploring Wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay Region.  

Day 1 of the course is classroom instruction and Day 2 is hands on in the field.  Dress for the elements.   Come prepared with water, sunscreen and bug spray.  

If needed June 30 will be the Rain Date for Day 2 in the field.