University of Arizona Herbarium

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

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


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Find the information you need by calling the library's Infoline at 520-791-4010 or by sending your question to Ask a Librarian.