• Larix
  • Silphium
  • Lichens
  • Asclepias
  • Hepatica
  • Carex
  • Sphagnum
  • Lamium

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WIS QUICK FACTS

Specimen Collections

•Vascular Plants: >780,000

•WI Plants: >250,000

•Lichens: >150,000

•Parasitic Fungi: >100,000

•Bryophytes: >57,000


TOTAL: >1.2 Million

 

NEWS HEADLINES

• The Herbarium has a new website - tell us what you think! 

Historical 1864 Civil War specimen discovered

• WIS acquires world class lichen collection from Prof. Klaus Kalb 

• WIS leads new $2.5M NSF Great Lakes Invasives Network

• Ken Cameron Receives 2014 Peter Raven Award for Outreach

• Dr. Mary Ann Feist appointed as Senior Academic Curator

• WIS moves forward with expansion that will double its footprint in Birge Hall   

Dr. Hugh H. Iltis establishes new fund to support student field research

Viola liliputana recognized as one of the top 10 new species discoveries of 2013  

• Historic collection of Wisconsin Ribes specimens transferred to WIS 

• WIS engaged in NSF-funded wasp-plant-bug Thematic Collection Network  

• WIS leads national lichen/bryophyte digitization effort 

• WIS partners with Univ of Alaska to create a Virtual Arctic Lichen Flora  

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