Identifying Forest Plants

Field identification of common Northwoods trees, shrubs, and nonwoody vascular plants. Emphasizes concept of plant communities, soil site relationships, and wildlife values. Course is taught at the Cloquet Forestry Center.

Students study the field identification of approximately 120 species of common forest trees, shrubs, and non-woody vascular plants. Students are introduced to the natural history of selected species. The concepts of plant communities, soil-site relationships, and wildlife values are emphasized. Grading is based on field identification examinations. This is a Summer semester course. Registration begins on February 27 for students to the FNRM major and March 5 for non-degree and visiting students.

FNRM 2101 Course Syllabus (Summer 2020)


  • GPA of 2.0 or higher (recommended)
  • Completion of the following courses, or equivalent, with a grade of C- or better:
    • Biol 1001, 1009 or equivalent introductory biology course (required)
    • Biol 2022 General Botany (recommended)
    • One semester of chemistry (recommended)
Course ID
FNRM 2101
Semester Offered
Course Frequency
every year