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Nevada Operations Office, Department of Energy (NTS)

This small herbarium consists primarily of specimens from south-central Nevada collected on federally controlled lands focusing on the Nevada National Security Site. There are just under 8,000 specimens collected primarily from 1960-1990. Dr. Janice Beatley was the originator of the collection and several Botanists have contributed records over the past 50 years. The U.S. Department of Energy provides support for maintaining the collection to assist with environmental work at the Nevada National Security Site.


  • Dr. W. Kent Ostler, ostlerwk@nv.doe.gov


Nevada National Security Site Herbarium
Building 652, National Security Technologies
Mercury, Nevada   89023
(702) 295-0393
P.O. Box 98521, M/S NNSS260, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8521

Collection Statistics

  • 6,397 specimen records
  • 12 (0.19%) georeferenced
  • 1 (0.02%) with images (1 total images)
  • 6,369 (100%) identified to species
  • 89 families
  • 389 genera
  • 836 species
  • 1,106 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 December 2014
Digital Metadata:EML File
Rights Holder: U.S. Department of Energy