Label Appreciation: Rainbow of colors

By Amy Weiss

Jun 1 2021

Labels are as important to a herbarium specimen as the plant, algae, or fungus itself. A good label tells you who collected this specimen, where it was collected, and when. A great label goes beyond those basics: descriptive details of that might be lost after drying, the habitat where it grows, known uses, what other species might be growing nearby. 

While functional, labels can also have a great design. Interesting colors, font choices, or decorative elements all catch my eye when I'm looking through specimens. Here's a collection of labels in colors of the rainbow.   

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