HORT336 – Amenity Plant Identification
Amenity Plant Identification
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge of the physical characteristics and range of plants used in amenity horticulture.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- Describe the physical characteristics of plants
Identify a range of trees, shrubs, and climbers used in amenity horticulture in accordance with workplace procedures
- - Basic plant parts; flower, stem, node, internode, leaf blade, lead petiole, roots
- Identifying features; leaf type, tendril, leaf arrangement, leaf shape, leaf colour, growth habit
- Plant parts for angiosperms; flower shape and colour, inflorescence, flowering period
- Reproductive structures of gymnosperms and ferns
- Evidence of 30 different specifies, at least; five trees, five shrubs, five climbers, pressed, dried and mounted or photographed
- Specimen to show if available; bark, stem, leaves, leaf arrangement, flower, fruit
- Plant labelling; genus, species, cultivar or variety, common name, family name, identifying features; plant type, use, cultural requirements, and date and site collected from/photographed
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments.
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.