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New video: Edwin S. George Reserve turtle research and more

The video captures the beauty of the University of Michigan field station in early June including the diversity of habitats and wildlife.

Grad student curatorial project: U-M Herbarium discovers unique specimens in decades old ES George Reserve Herbarium collection

Zombie plants!? Not exactly – but when Jacqueline Popma undertook the graduate student curatorial project at the University of Michigan Herbarium, little did she know she would be bringing many plant specimens “back to life.”

Welcome to the Herbarium

The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world-class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies.

Michigan Flora July Featured Plant

 Asclepias tuberosa - As our only milkless milkweed, with alternate leaves besides, this is a readily recognized plant. Learn More

Michigan Flora Online

The Michigan Flora Website presents information about all vascular plants known to occur outside of cultivation. Information includes distribution maps, identification keys, discussions of species occurrence, and specimens documented.

Be a Victor

We strive to support the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Herbarium needs you—because the world needs Victors.