UMass Extension Weed Herbarium

Inland Wetland Plant Identification

Event date/time: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
French Hall - UMass Amherst

This introduction to inland wetland plant identification begins with an overview of the major characteristics of woody and non-woody vegetation used for identification in most plant keys. Guided exercises will be used in a classroom/ laboratory setting to practice keying out plant specimens collected from local wetland sources. An afternoon field trip to a local wetland will allow opportunity to practice identification skills in a natural setting. Related topics such as plant adaptations to wetland hydrology and the concept of “hydrophytic” vegetation will also be discussed.

Instructor: Dr. Deborah Picking

Required Text: Field Guide to Nontidal Wetland Identification, by Ralph W. Tiner, Jr. The cost of the text is $25. (When registering please indicate, if you need to purchase a copy of this field guide.)


The cost for this workshop is $100.

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This workshop is Part 1 of 2 of the 2014 Identifying Freshwater Wetlands in the Landscape series. Part 2, Identifying Inland Wetland Soils, will be held on June 19, 2014. This workshop series is useful to land surveyors, foresters, landscapers, arborists, and anyone who needs to be able to identify the presence of freshwater wetlands in the landscape. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

To do a combo registration for both sessions, use one of the options below.  A combination registration for both sessions is $190:

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Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks - UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry program
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Contact's email: 
230 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
230 Stockbridge Road Amherst MA