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Auburn University, John D. Freeman Herbarium (AUA)

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The John D. Freeman Herbarium (AUA) at Auburn University houses the state's largest collection of dried flowering plants, gymnosperms, ferns, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens. Concentrating on specimens collected in Alabama and the southeastern US over the past one hundred years, we are now diversifying our plant holdings from around the world through exchanges and gifts. This valuable botanical resource provides critical information to students and scientists across many disciplines as well as to the general public.


  • Leslie R. Goertzen, goertzen@auburn.edu
  • Curtis J. Hansen, hansecj@auburn.edu


John D. Freeman Herbarium
Auburn University Museum of Natural History
101 Life Sciences Bldg.
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama   36849

Collection Statistics

  • 81,536 specimen records
  • 15,361 (19%) georeferenced
  • 23,237 (28%) with images (23,240 total images)
  • 80,481 (99%) identified to species
  • 266 families
  • 2,147 genera
  • 7,664 species
  • 9,285 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 April 2022
Digital Metadata:EML File