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 - March Featured Plant
A small plant, very rare and local which blooms early in the spring and is apt to be overlooked. Learn More
Associate curator Chris Dick receives NFS award for studying Andean-Amazon plant groups
Professor and Herbarium Associate Curator Christopher Dick and EEB Professor Stephen Smith have received a grant for $672,000 to integrate phylogenetic analyses of Andean-Amazon plant groups with models of regional geological and atmospheric history.
In memoriam: Robert E. Preston, Visiting Researcher
Robert Eyre Preston passed away at Tendercare Greenview in Alpena, Michigan on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 74.
In memoriam: Emeritus Professor of Botany and Former Herbarium Director William Anderson
William Russell Anderson, emeritus professor of botany, died November 2, 2013 at the age of 71.