- Available anytime
- Online, self-paced
Learn to identify a diverse range of whole plants, parts of plants, and non-plant relatives (such as fungus, lichen, algae, moss, fern, conifer and seed plants).
Please note: This course is part of OSU's Master Gardener short course series, which is designed to highlight the specific fundamentals of gardening. Register for eight-course series by clicking here -- or register for individual courses, including Free Basic Botany or any of the other courses in this series:
- Basic Botany (free)
- Soils and Compost
- Vegetable Gardening
- Introduction to Entomology
- Plant Pathology
- Pesticide Safety
- Integrated Pest Management
- Woody Landscape Plants
Please note: Taking all eight self-paced courses will not allow you to receive a Certificate of Home Horticulture, become an OSU Master Gardener or earn a digital badge. These courses are entirely self-paced and are not taught by an instructor.
"It covers the basics without burying the student in detail. Great first introduction to this material." - Beverly Brown.
Gail Langellotto works with the Oregon State University Master Gardener program, state and local agencies, nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations. She helps to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services. Her OSU Extension Service and outreach efforts are focused on communicating research-backed management practices to home gardeners and commercial landscapers.
"It covers the basics without burying the student in detail. Great first introduction to this material."
This course was great - a refresher in botany and with a gardener's focus! Thanks!