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FLR 200   Plants for Interior Design (3 Hours)

This course discusses the basic aspects of healthy plant growth, including the functions of the root system and the leaf. Photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration are explained, and the factors that affect these processes are discussed. Students will also learn Plant Nomenclature (common names and scientific names) for many plants. Students will be able to diagnose an unhealthy plant and determine the necessary steps needed to take to bring it back to health. The course will help students obtain a greater appreciation of foliage and blooming plants and understand their role in improving the interior environment. 2 hrs.lecture and 3 hrs instructional lab/wk.