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Unit
Unit Reference Number
A/502/1979
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Plant nomenclature, terminology and identification
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
38
Unit Credit Value
5
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
3.2 Horticulture And Forestry
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand the terminology used in naming plants

1.1

Define the terms family, genus, species, cultivar variety and hybrid using the bi-nomial system

1.2

Explain the purpose and importance of botanical names and discuss why botanical names are reclassified

1.3

Explain how descriptive botanical names can aid identification e.g. nana and pendula

1.4

Define terms relating to plants characteristics:

(i) monocotyledons

(ii) dicotyledons

(iii) evergreen

(iv) deciduous

(v) hardy

(vi) tender

1.5

Define terms relating to plant lifecycles e.g.

(i) annuals,

(ii) biennials,

(iii) herbaceous perennials,

(iv) woody perennial

2

Understand how the parts of plants can aid identification

2.1

Explain how a plant’s characteristics aid identification

2.2

Explain how plant anatomy and plant morphology aid identification e.g.

(i) flowers

(ii) seeds and fruit

(iii) stems

(iv) leaves

(v) roots

(vi) habit

3

Identify and name plants using botanical names

3.1

Use a range of reference materials to aid identification of plants

3.2

Use a plant’s characteristics to aid identification e.g.

(i) habit

(ii) leaves

(iii) stems

(iv) flowers

(v) buds

3.3

Identify and botanically name a total of 60 plants (from the following categories).

(i) annuals and short-lived perennials

(ii) houseplants

(iii) herbaceous perennials

(iv) trees and shrubs

(v) grasses

(vi) food crops

(vii)weeds

3.4

Use the correct format when writing botanical names

4

Be able to work safely and minimise environmental damage

4.1

Work in a way which maintains health and safety and is consistent with current legislation, codes of practice and any additional requirements

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