Category: handout

Chrysler Herbarium, Rutgers University. (c) Lena Struwe

The etymology of the word ‘herbarium’ by Kanchi Gandhi (handout)

How did the word ‘herbarium’ come to be?  It actually has ancient roots in the deep history of Indo-European languages, and its origin and formation in Latin is…

Symbolanthus (Gentianaceae). (c) Jason R. Grant.

Manual: The Naming of Plants – explanations and examples, by Lena Struwe

Looking for a non-technical beginners and intermediate users manual in plant nomenclature that explains scientific names, common names, cultivated and trade names, and what changes in plant classifications…

Know your numbers – Your body as a linear scale for plant species identification and description

In identification keys and species descriptions around the world, measurements are usually in the metric system, the universal system for scientific measurements. US students often do not have…

Students at Rutgers doing the ER toxic plant role play assignment. Photo (c) Susanne Ruemmele, Rutgers University.

Toxic plants in the emergency room – fast and furious botanical role play

Emergency Room (ER) toxic plant role play for Botany classes Developed by Dr. Lena Struwe (lena.struwe@rutgers.edu) This is the activity I presented at the Botany 2018 meeting as…

Hands-on activity: Fitting the Earth’s timeline onto your body

Key concept: Understanding and remembering order of events and time line for Earth’s geological and biological history. This is the handout for an exercise I do in my…

herbals St John's wort, SCLA Rutgers

Hand-outs: Coloring pages of historical herbals

Want to travel back in botanical history with watercolor or coloring pens?  Here are some illustrious handouts for students in many subjects (medicine, gardening, pharmacology, botany, history…), as…

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Manual: 50 most common families in temperate regions

The manual Field identification of the 50 most common plant families in temperate regions by Lena Struwe is available for download below.  (color pdf with images, 60 pages,…