Plantways of the Lenape People

Nov 8 2022

The New York Botanical Garden is located on land that is part…

By Emily B. Sessa

Polka-dot Ferns

Apr 10 2021

Works of Art

Unlike flowering plants, ferns reproduce with spores instead of seeds. Fern spores…

By Amy Weiss

Brown and Beautiful

Nov 1 2020

Works of Art

Whether naturally brown, or turning brown during the preservation steps needed to create herbarium…

By Amy Weiss

Modern Art

May 20 2020

Works of Art

Herbarium specimens play an important part in plant science research. But the specimens themselves can…

By Amy Weiss

Happy Little Trees

Apr 24 2020

Works of Art

I am a fan of Bob Ross and his show The Joy…

By Amy Weiss


Feb 3 2020

Works of Art

Herbarium specimens are close to my heart, and it's fun to imagine that…

By Amy Weiss

Botanical Families

Nov 19 2019


Memories are made on every field expedition. It's no wonder that for…

By Nicole Tarnowsky

Mellow Yellows

Nov 15 2019

Works of Art

A collection of yellow specimens to brighten your day.

By Amy Weiss

Escapes from cultivation

Sep 26 2019

Specimen Stories

Humans have a long history of moving and cultivating plant species. But…

By Amy Weiss


Sep 23 2019

Works of Art

Grab a warm beverage and your favorite sweater—the colors on these specimens evoke…

By Amy Weiss

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