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ATHENS: Basic Botany

Visitors Center, $105 General Admission, $94.50 Members. Certificate in Native Plants Core Course. Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, and genetics, with an emphasis on relating form to function. It presents the basic information about plants on which other courses in the native plant certificate program will build. Students will be introduced to plant cells, tissues, and vegetative organs (roots, stems, and leaves), as well as reproductive organs (flowers, fruits, and seeds). Basic life processes of plants, including photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration will be discussed, as well as Mendelian genetics. State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA, 706-542-1244,