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Research Museums Center holds first all-museums tour

The Research Museums Center’s first all-museums tour featured a potpourri of “hidden” treasures and a virtual journey through time.

Expanding fungal diversity, one cell at a time

More than a million species of fungi are estimated to live on this planet, but most of that diversity remains unknown because the fungi have avoided detection and have not been cultured for study in laboratories.

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 Featured Plant

 Symplocarpus foetidus -  Common Name: Skunk-Cabbage. The familiar flowering spadix with its strong odor and hooded spathe is the first wildflower of the spring, often blooming through the snow  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.