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Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Biology

Date of Award

12-2010

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael S. Zavada

Committee Members

Diane R. Nelson, Jack Rhoton

Abstract

Traditional botanical knowledge is the knowledge of how plants are being cultivated and used by the indigenous cultures. Modern western culture exhibits a shortage of traditional and formal botanical knowledge. In this project I took 103 common edible plants found in the grocery store and applied both traditional and formal knowledge in a formal educational format. The purpose was to introduce students to the information that is generally acquired through informal interaction in the home and the community and to address the National and State educational standards. A dichotomous key using plant morphology and anatomy is presented, and is linked to a taxonomic treatment and descriptions of ethnobotany, linguistics, and economic value. Both library citations and numerous web resources are given to supplement the materials. Although not in the scope of this project, it is expected that lesson plans for various grades can be built around this information.

Document Type

Thesis - Campus Only

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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