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On Friday, June 28, 2019, the Research Museums Center staff celebrated the official retirement of Herbarium Research Scientist Christiane Anderson
“For me, the purpose was to inspire the next generation of students to look into the world of nature, to understand its value and to want to do something to preserve it.” ~Mike Foster, videographer
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 August Featured Plant
Platanthera ciliaris - This is one of the most striking of all our native orchids, with its brilliant orange flowers, as well as one of the rarest. 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.