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Columbines School of Botanical Studies
Plant Lists from the Pacific Northwest

and other class highlights


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These lists, surveys, and class notes were generated by the Columbines School of Botanical Studies 2008 Apprenticeship Program in the Cascade mountains of Oregon and the surrounding areas. Here is the current information about the 2008 Herbal Apprenticeship Program. Read and enjoy as the season unfolds.

[Purple Bullet] About Plant Lists and Economic Botanical Surveys
[Purple Bullet] Wildcrafting for Beginners and Wildcrafting Checklist
[Purple Bullet] 2008 Spring Calendar

First Year Field Program:

Spring Term: Lecture Syllabus.

[Purple Bullet] Syllabus for the Wednesday night field lecture (botany and ecology) and Thursday night Herbal Concepts and Materia Medica lecture. These are not detailed notes, just the "set lists." Last Update: Week 3

Spring Term: Trip highlights and plant lists arranged by families. These lists generally include only plants that were flowering at the time of the class.

[Purple Bullet] Trip #1 Introduction to Low Elevation Forests: April 11, 12, 15, 2008

[Purple Bullet] Trip #2 Liliaceae and Introduction to Valeriana scouleri: April 18, 19, 22, 2008

[Purple Bullet] Trip #3 Oregon Grape Root, Berberis nervosa: April 25, 26, 29, 2008

Second Year Field Program:

[Purple Bullet]Second Year Lecture Syllabus: These are not detailed notes, just the "set lists." Last Update: Week 3

Second Year Field Trips: Trip highlights and plant lists arranged by families. These lists generally include identifiable plants that may not have been flowering at the time of the class.

[Purple Bullet] Field Trip 1,2: Willamette Valley Floor and Oregon Coast Range: April 5, 6, 2008

[Purple Bullet] Field Trip 3: Western Hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla Zone, Low-Elevation Western Cascades: April 20, 2008

[Purple Bullet] Field Trip 4: Western Hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla Zone, Low-Elevation Western Cascades: April 27, 2008

These lists are by no means complete, and errors can occur. Feel free to write me if you have any questions or complaints. You may copy and distribute this information freely, but please credit me.

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