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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 0015

MOCI

Monarda citriodora
Purple Horse-mint, Lemon Bee-Balm

Bexar
May 17, 1990

28924

NPSOT 0058

MOCI

Monarda citriodora
Purple Horsemint, Lemon Bee-Balm

Bexar
May 19, 1990

29021

NPSOT 0159

MOCI

Monarda citriodora
Purple Horsemint., Lemon Bee Balm

Bexar
May 22, 1991

29120

NPSOT 0331

MOCI

Monarda citriodora
Horsemint, Lemon Beebalm

Bexar
May 22, 1987

29296
 
 
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