BOT 343—California Flora


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BOT 343/343L California Flora (1/2) Every other year
Identification of California wildland plants using dichotomous keys. Recognition of common plant families. Overview of the geographic distribution of plants in southern California. 1 lecture, 2 three-hour laboratories, required field trips. Prerequisites: the series of BIO 121/121L, 122/122L and 123/123L.