Surveys the flora of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on the non-woody vascular plants. Techniques for identifying, classifying, collective and preserving plants will be taught. Terms used to describe diagnostic plant traits will be reviewed and students will become proficient at using taxonomic keys. Characteristics of selected plant taxa will be taught. Students will create portfolios illustrating and describing the taxonomy, ecology, and habitats of the specimens they have observed and identified. This course counts as an elective for some Biology majors, but is open to all students with a strong interest in ecology, natural history and field biology. Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 115 (Concepts in Biology 2). Two hours of lecture and eight hours of lab or field experience per week. A summer course not offered every year.