As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop provides the skills and experience necessary to identify and sample grasses and sedges. The workshop focuses on identifying common grasses and sedges in both lab and field settings. Topics covered include: plant anatomy, key use, and sampling techniques.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify common species by sight
- Use simple keys to identify plant genera and/or species
- Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques
A workshop itinerary is available at GraminoidIDWorkshop2019_agenda.pdf.
Dr. Stephanie Lyon spent her early years in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in eastern Tennessee, where she developed a passion for botany. At UWSP, she teaches several botany classes, including upper-level courses in Vascular Plant Taxonomy and Agrostology (the study of grasses and their close relatives). Dr. Lyon is the director of the UWSP herbarium.