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Digital Herbaria

An herbarium is useful only to the extent that it is cared for and made available to researchers. Under the best circumstances, specimens have lasted hundreds of years. This care is invariably provided by a paid scientist at some museum, university or other institution. Lacking that, it is a diamond in the rough, a treasure that lies in wait for recognition.

Many small regional herbaria across the country are without curators and are little used. Combined, these collections could provide several decades of information about plants found in different regions of the country: the distribution of natives, the changes in their growing environments, their ability to survive in drastically changing landscapes among non-native invaders, and more. We hope that making small regional herbaria available electronically will spur new interest in these collections, resulting in their rehabilitation and housing within institutions committed to their care and use. Please contact the Native Plant Information Network Director, if you know of such a collection.

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IDUSDASpecimenCounty/DateImage ID

NPSOT 0017

CITE2

Cirsium texanum
Texas Thistle

Bexar
May 17, 1990

28926

NPSOT 0053

CITE2

Cirsium texanum
Texas Thistle

Bexar
May 4, 1990

28974

NPSOT 0584

CITE2

Cirsium texanum
Southern Thistle,Texas Thistle

Bexar
May 11, 1990

29559

NPSOT 0809

CITE2

Cirsium texanum
Texas Thistle

Comal
Jun 4, 1994

29786

NPSOT 0872

CITE2

Cirsium texanum
Southern Thistle

Bexar
May 4, 1994

29851
 
 
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