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Wynne describes new species of red seaweed

A surprisingly rich diversity of marine algae (seaweeds) has been found for the Dhofar coast of Oman. Adding to this is a new species of red seaweed recently described by Michael Wynne of the University of Michigan

Anderson retires after 40 years

On Friday, June 28, 2019, the Research Museums Center staff celebrated the official retirement of Herbarium Research Scientist Christiane Anderson

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 December Featured Plant

Phragmites australis - The native subspecies is an uncommon component of natural marshes, fens, and lakeshores. The Eurasian subspecies is now an agressive invader of roadsides, ditches, and native wetlands and lake shores. 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.

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