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Washburn University (WASH)

WASH represents a unique collection of Great Plains flora, mostly collected in pre-development period from 1861-1920. Specialty: Great Plains, especially Kansas. Date Founded: 1878.


  • Jason Emry, jason.emry@washburn.edu


Washburn University
1700 Southwest College Avenue
Topeka, Kansas   66621

Collection Statistics

  • 3,690 specimen records
  • 274 (7%) georeferenced
  • 3,368 (91%) identified to species
  • 129 families
  • 434 genera
  • 859 species
  • 873 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 20 July 2023
Global Unique Identifier: 7996c323-bb53-4adc-883f-b7db19f03340
Digital Metadata:EML File
Geographic Distribution
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