The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the world of flora. Students will develop and nurture skills in the collection, recognition and evaluation of common plants and plant associations in boreal, taiga and tundra habitats. The course will develop expertise in identification, classification and distribution of northern plants in the NWT. Students will become familiar with the anatomy and general biological functions of nonvascular and vascular plants, and develop skills in plant classification, including the use of plant keys, understanding of history and structure of taxonomic systems for plants, and recognition of the major features of plant families. Students will also learn about plant adaptations to northern environments, Traditional Knowledge and uses of our northern flora.