It’s Not Too Late! Sign Up Now for Summer Plant ID Classes Now!

Posted On July 7, 2023— Written By
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲
Longwood Gardens

This summer we are offering 3 of our popular online plant ID classes, offered in partnership with Longwood Gardens! These classes run from July 10 – August 21, however, you can join at any time within the first couple of weeks and still take full advantage of the class. Students will have access to course materials for an additional 6 months after the classes end.

These classes use familiar and commonly grown species to teach you the fundamentals of taxonomy, nomenclature, and morphology. All of the material is online, with no set times in which you need to participate. Learn at your own pace, from the comfort of your home! Discount codes are available for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, JC Raulston Arboretum Volunteers, Extension Professionals, and Green Industry Professionals! Contact to see if you qualify. See course prices below.

Courses and Registration Info

Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti: Identification and Use

A white flower with long thin petals.Have you ever wondered what the holes in a Swiss-cheese-plant leaf are called, and why they’re there? Did you know that there are cacti in tropical rainforests? How do you tell the difference between a Thanksgiving cactus and a Christmas Cactus? These species are some of the most unique and fascinating in the plant kingdom and have a botanical vocabulary all their own.

Click here to register!

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers: Identification and Use

pink and white flowersWe’ve selected 45 popular species of trees, shrubs, and conifers commonly seen in the landscape to help you build your ID skills and botanical vocabulary. Soon you’ll be saying “I know that one!” when you’re walking in your neighborhood or hiking in the forest. This class will also teach you about living fossils, conifers that lose their leaves in the fall, and trees with knees!

Click here to register!

Understanding Plants

Green leaves with white tips.Increase your botanical knowledge through a study of leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits. Look in detail at the methods and terminology used to describe plants throughout the seasons. Gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized. This course covers important “groundwork” for anyone hoping to become a better botanist!

Click here to register


  • $189 General Public
  • $169 Green Industry discount
  • $98 Extension Master Gardener and JCRA Volunteers
  • $59 Extension Professionals

Email to obtain discount codes.

We can’t wait to share our classroom with you!