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“Scientists communicate, through their passion and knowledge and examples, the importance of our collections and research - but they also make personal connections and memories that last lifetimes.” - Kira Berman, assistant director for education at UMMNH
Summer 2022 Museums Studies Program intern Chad Machinski provides insight to his experiences at the Herbarium.
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 February Feature Plant
Acer spicatum - This is a large shrub or small bushy tree, at the very most the stems about 25 cm in diameter. 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.
We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Herbarium needs your support.