Clemson University

South Carolina Native Plant Certificate Core Class: Basic Botany

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Contact for more information.

This introductory course develops a foundation of knowledge and a working vocabulary for all other courses by exploring the basics of plants - their classification, structure, functions, lifecycle, reproduction strategies, and communities through classroom readings hands-on activities. Basic botany is required for all other courses.


This is a fieldwork-based course and classes can be physically demanding. The South Carolina Native Plant Certificate is predominately an outdoor program. As such, access to some sites visited by the class requires hiking on trails of moderate difficulty. Participants must be in good physical condition and able to hike 1-2 miles, without difficulty or assistance, over terrain with steep sections, where footing will be uneven, with frequent tree roots, rocks, muddy areas and fallen tree trunks to climb or step over. Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots are required. Do not register if you are unable to meet the physical demands that will be encountered in this course.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made at least 5 business days prior to the class will be subject to a 20% processing fee.
Class registration cannot be transferred to other classes.
Cancellations made less than 5 business days before the class will be refunded subject to the discretion of the SCBG (less a 20% processing fee).

Saturday, February 15 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

S.C. Botanical Garden; Conference Center, upper level

Event Type

Garden Events


SC Botanical Garden

Target Audience

General Public



$80 (10% discount SCNPS and Friends Members;Please contact Sue Watts for the appropriate code:

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