Build your understanding of botanical anatomy considering the structure and function of leaves, flowers and fruits and seeds, germination and flower fertilisation in this intermediate wildflower course.

With over 1600 species of wildflowers in Britain and Ireland, to make an accurate identification it is important to look at key morphological features.


Tutor: Karen Van Oostrum

Karen van Oostrum has a love of plants and the environment, underpinned by a solid understanding of plant adaptability, physiology and genetics. A Biology graduate of Oxford University with a Ph.D. in wheat genetics, Karen was Head of Education at Cambridge University Botanic Garden from 2006 – 2012. Karen specialises in: running taster courses for adults in Botany, Microscopy, Genetics and Plant Breeding; and supporting the teaching of plant science in Primary Schools.

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