The University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium, founded in 1849, is a museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance, which is used extensively for taxonomic and ecological research, as well as for teaching and public service. It contains the world's largest collection of Wisconsin plants, about one-third of its 1,000,000 specimens having been collected within the state. Most of the world's floras are well represented, and the holdings from certain areas, such as the Upper Midwest, eastern North America and western Mexico, are widely recognized as resources of global significance. Here is more information regarding the Wisconsin State Herbarium.

Wisconsin State Herbarium - 160 Birge Hall - 430 Lincoln Drive - Madison, Wisconsin U.S.A. 53706-1381 
Tel.: 608/262-2792 - Fax: 608/262-7509

Kenneth Cameron, kmcameron@wisc.edu
Botanical questions
: Ted Cochrane, tscochra@wisc.edu and/or Mark Wetter, mawetter@wisc.edu

Wisconsin Botanical Information System Login

Last updated: April 18, 2005 | web logs

Herbarium Web Based Data Sets


Wisflora - search Wisconsin's vascular plant species information including pictures

Wisconsin Herbaria Plant Specimens - statewide herbaria specimen collection records from the Wisconsin Botanical Information System. Updated! Now with over 250,000 complete plant specimen records made fully searchable

Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora , Wisconsin Lichens

Keys To The Asteraceae of Wisconsin

Sparganium Identification Key and Description

The Use of Microsoft Word Merge Feature for Extracting Data from an EXCEL File to Create Labels for Herbarium Specimens

What's New


Endangered Species Scans - list of endangered species in our collection which have been scanned at high resolution

Type Specimen Scans - list of type species in our collection which have been scanned at high resolution

Plant records, announcements, reviews, publications of interest -

University of Wisconsin - Madison | Department of Botany