Graduate Certificate

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Spring 2022 Course Information
Grassland Plant Identification

Course Description
Study of forage and wildland plants that are important to grassland management and production. Focus of the course is the distribution, utilization, classification, and identification (including identification by vegetative and reproductive parts) of 150 key grassland species of the Great Plains. The environmental characteristics, uses, and plant communities of the major grassland types of the Great Plains are presented.

Cheryl Dunn
Office: 402-472-1953

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North American Wildland Plants
Stubbendieck, J., S.L. Hatch, N.M. Bryan and C. Dunn.
Edition: 2017
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE.

Course Access

Canvas at UNL

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Exam Proctor

This course requires an exam proctor. Consult the campus coordinator at the teaching university for proctor guidelines.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Two free downloadable pdf texts are also required.

1. Dunn, C., J. Stubbendieck and M. Stephenson. 2016. Common grasses of Nebraska. EC05-170 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Lincoln, NE.  (free pdf:

2. Dunn, C., J. Stubbendieck and M. Stephenson. 2016. Common forbs and shrubs of Nebraska. EC-118 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Lincoln, NE.  (free pdf:
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