How to Observe and Identify Woody Plants

So many plants, so little time!! Ever wondered what people mean when they say a plant's leaves are alternate, opposite or whorled? Can you tell a simple leaf from a compound leaf? Do you know the clues that a bud can send about a plant? Would you like to learn how to "key out" a plant using a plant guide? If you'd like to learn more about how to identify plants, this workshop is for you! General tips, a guide to field guides, and an overview of common species, with many samples of "woody plants in winter" for keying practice. Presentation by Jacqueline Courteau of