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.
The goals of this Michigan Flora Website are to present, in a searchable and browsable form, the basic information about all vascular plants known to occur outside of cultivation in the state. This includes, unlike the published Michigan Flora, the spore bearing vascular plants (ferns, horsetails, club mosses, etc). Information available includes maps showing the distribution of all the species in the state, keys to all the families, genera, and species, brief discussions about the species, including habitats, nativity, date of first collection of aliens, and in some cases, notes helpful to identification beyond the features noted in the keys.
Michigan Flora - August Featured Plant
The rich red flowers with their long corolla tube are pollinated normally by hummingbirds. Learn More
NSF-TCN Macrofungi Update
The University of Michigan Herbarium has been awarded seven National Science Foundation grants over the past four years in which six of the grants involve the Thematic Collections Networks (TCN). Here is an update on Macrofungi.
NSF-TCN Tri-trophic Update
The University of Michigan Herbarium has been awarded seven National Science Foundation grants over the past four years in which six of the grants involve the Thematic Collections Networks (TCN). Here is an update on the first, the Tri-trophic.
New book published on red algae by Wynne
“The Red Algal Families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae,” authored by Michael J. Wynne, Herbarium curator emeritus of algae and Ecology and Evolutionary Bilogoy professor emeritus, published by Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Germ