LD ARCH 112 Spring 2008
Each year in the spring, a plant identification course is offered that allows students to learn about plants that are commonly used in Bay Area landscapes. This introductory course covers both native and non-native species. Students come away from the course with hands-on experience in the field and the ability to identify (and spell!) the botanical and common names of over 250 plants.
During the Spring 2008 semester, students had the opportunity to plant in their own backyard of Wurster Hall. The perennial grass planted is native to New Zealand and is commonly referred to as Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It was chosen because of its hardy nature and the bronze red color of the foliage, which picks up the color of the courtyard's brick paving.