In this course, students are given an introduction to the application of taxonomy of the vascular plants of the Boreal and Parkland natural regions. It is intended to provide students with an understanding of plant morphology and anatomy, contemporary systems of classification, principles of nomenclature, and the process of identifying plants. A background in biology is an asset, but is not necessary in learning these concepts. After this course, students should be able to use the course material to identify many common plants found in the Parkland and Boreal natural regions. Students should be able to apply the concepts of taxonomy to broaden their plant identification skills to other regions of interest in the future.