HORT336 – Amenity Plant Identification

Module code
Module title
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.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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.