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Excavating the Edmontosaurus

After 90 years in the Ruthven Building, LSA’s Museum of Natural History is moving to the new Biological Sciences Building. But some specimens, including a giant Edmontosaurus skeleton, will live in the Research Museums Center down the street.

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.

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 September Featured Plant

 Ratibida columnifera -  Native to prairies and open ground west of the Great Lakes, adventive eastward chiefly along railroads. 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.