This textbook represents a commitment to excellence in horticulture education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. It is a living record of Horticulture Faculty and Staff contributions to the Hort 1155 Introduction to Plant Materials Lecture Notes, 1993 – 2019. I would like to thank Aaron Roth for his dedication to the KPU Plant Database, referenced in the text. I am grateful to BCcampus for the opportunity to acknowledge my colleagues with this first open education resource for all students of plant identification.
I wish to thank Karen Meijer-Kline, KPU Library for support with the formatting and references.
Michelle J. Nakano