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Training: Identifying common plants of the sagebrush steppe: a field and lab training

Overview:  Arnold (Jerry) Tiehm, herbarium curator at the University of Nevada, Reno, lead a field and lab training in Elko County designed to familiarize participants with common plants of the sagebrush steppe. The course included an introduction to flower morphology, presented examples of many different types and forms of flowers, and introduced students to the use of dichotomous keys for identifying plants to family. These concepts were introduced in a lab setting on the first workshop day. Students spent the second day in the field, practicing introductory skills and collecting material to dissect and identify in lab on day three. The course was designed for botanical beginners and worked as a refresher for intermediate students. 

For more details, see the Plant ID Event Flyer.