The Yellowstone Herbarium primarily contains plants collected in Yellowstone National Park. Our herbarium specimens document the presence of plants in the park over time and the history of plant collecting in the park, making it a valuable resource for staff, visitors, and researchers. The herbarium is located in the Heritage and Research Center in Gardiner, Montana.
The collection includes more than 17,000 specimens of vascular and non-vascular plants, fungi, and lichens. Our oldest specimens date to 1899 and traveled to the World Fair in 1903. Our collections of aquatic plants and non-vascular plants are some of the best in the Rocky Mountains. The herbarium may have the most comprehensive scientific collection of native aquatic vascular plant specimens in the western United States.
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Last updated: October 5, 2016