The Vascular Plant Herbarium is a research and teaching resource for the study of evolution, diversity, distribution and ecology of cordilleran, prairie, arctic and alpine plants. It is the largest herbaria of its kind in Alberta, and the third largest in Western Canada. Founded in 1912, the herbarium holds more than 120,000 specimens dating from 1835 to the present and is built upon the collecting activities of faculty members and students, as well as the acquisition of outstanding amateur collections. Though global in scope, the strength of the collection lies in plants of Alberta and northern Canada.

The collection was established in 1912 and ceased acquisitions in present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Plantae.

Geographic range

Global coverage, but strength in Alberta and northern Canada

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the University of Alberta Vascular Plant Herbarium is 120,000.

Of these 84,427 are databased. This represents 70.4 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-09-29 23:56:40.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The University of Alberta Vascular Plant Herbarium has an estimated 120,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 70.4 % of these (84,427 records).

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