Collected On This Day

Botanists travel around the world collecting specimens to document biodiversity. This requires trips throughout the seasons to collect plants, algae, and fungi at all stages of their life cycle. The Steere Herbarium contains specimens collected on every day of the year!

Check out the Virtual Herbarium to see what was collected on today’s date.

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