Take a Walk in the Woods and Learn about Your Forests in Northwest Montana

Saturday, May 12, 2018, Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, Columbia Falls, MT

Plant Identification Station

Scientists need to be able to communicate clearly when discussing plants. For this reason, they have developed a system of classifying plants. Scientists have a way of giving each plant a scientific name using two words. For example, scientists have named the plant we call the glacier lily, Erythronium grandiflorum.

plant-identificationAt the Forestry Expo, you will have a chance to use a plant key to identify some plants found in this area. You will learn about plant parts as you use their traits to identify plants.