OUT 158 Survival Plants in the Spring I

2 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)

Introduces the student to spring season genus and species recognition of wild useful plants (edible, medicinal, poisonous and tool-craft) in all life zone categories (alpine, subalpine, montane, foothill and desert) in Colorado. Other topics covered will be early ethno botany, botanical nomenclature, annuals, biennials and perennials, harvesting ethic, rare plants and seasonal changes. Note: The Survival Plant series of classes can be taken in any order because each course academia is seasonal specific not nomenclature specific.