DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
The United States National Herbarium (US) maintains a world-class research collection of all major groups of plants (bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms) as well as algae (esp. marine algae and diatoms) and lichens. Our vast collections of over 5 million specimens are accessible, both online and in person, to anyone with a research question related to our collections. Our Type Herbarium is one of the largest in the world. Visiting researchers include botanists, artists, historians, and students.
U.S. National Herbarium Type Register
Botany Collections Management Policies
Contact the Collections Manager