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Appalachian State University, I. W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium (BOON)

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The I.W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium contains 30,220 as of 6/7/18. The three main functions of the ASU Herbarium are for teaching, maintenance of vouchers, and development of a research herbarium with a focus on the flora of the Southern Appalachians.


  • Curator: Andrew Jenkins, jenkinsap@appstate.edu
  • Department Chair: Zack E. Murrell, murrellze@appstate.edu


I.W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium
260 Rankin Hall West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC   28608
United States

Collection Statistics

  • 17,958 specimen records
  • 4,379 (24%) georeferenced
  • 15,133 (84%) with images (15,536 total images)
  • 16,248 (90%) identified to species
  • 199 families
  • 1,007 genera
  • 3,038 species
  • 3,509 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 8 July 2022
Global Unique Identifier: 2bed6ae5-afde-45bb-95a9-c4918414f02d
Digital Metadata:EML File