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 - May Featured Plant
Found at the edges of streams, marshy hollows, wet swamps (deciduous or coniferous), thriving best in open or only partly shaded sites.. Learn More
Wynneophycus, a new genus of red algae named for Michael Wynne
A new genus of red algae was recently described by Jeong et al. It was named Wynneophycus in honor of Michael J. Wynne, Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Algae in the MICH Herbarium
Herbarium director Chris Dick describes support for Ann Arbor deer cull
Christopher Dick, Herbarium director explains his position on the proposed deer cull in the city of Ann Arbor in a guest commentary in Bridge Magazine
Associate curator James appointed as Wehmeyer Chair in the Taxonomy of Fungi
The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment of Timothy James to the Lewis E. Wehmeyer and Elaine Prince Wehmeyer Professorship in the Taxonomy of Fungi for a five-year renewable term, effective December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2020.