University of Arizona Herbarium

Herring Hall
1130 East South Campus Drive.
(Two buildings south of Old Main)
Telephone: (520) 621-7243

This is not a museum where you would go to browse the collection. The herbarium features 365,000 specimens of vascular plants. If you are trying to identify a plant, the herbarium will help you. The herbarium was started in the 1890s by botanist James W. Tourney.


“Best Little Museums in Tucson.” Arizona Daily Star. June 16, 2005. Page E1.
University of Arizona Herbarium Internet site:

Find the information you need by calling the library's Infoline at 520.791.4010 or by sending your question to Askalibrarian.