Botany And Herbarium

Botany + Herbarium

The Burke’s Botany Collections are located in the University of Washington Herbarium, also known as the WTU (Washington Territorial University) Herbarium. The Herbarium is a short 15 minute walk south of the Burke Museum. For directions, see the Directions + Parking page.

The Herbarium's collections are an internationally renowned resource for research into the diversity, distribution, and ecology of Pacific Northwest vascular plants, nonvascular plants, fungi, lichen, and algae. The Herbarium also provides extensive online resources for researchers and members of the public.

The Herbarium’s collections currently include over 660,000 specimens. Faculty, staff, and graduate students are actively collecting throughout the Pacific Northwest and select regions of Central and South America. Between 5,000–10,000 specimens are added to the collections annually from our field work and an extensive exchange program, making us one of the largest and most active herbaria in the Pacific Northwest.

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