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Pilot program features UMMZ specimens in video shorts

What makes a rattlesnake’s tail rattle? How does a stingray sting? What about the bizarre mouths on sea lampreys?

Biodiversity collections address science workforce needs

“It’s great to look at our project website and see over 7,900 observations from students ... these students are actually producing data that the world is going to use.” ~Brad Ruhfel

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.

Eruca vesicaria - A native of Eurasia, long cultivated in parts of the Old World for use of its tender new growth as a salad plant. 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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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.