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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Herbarium (UWM) is one of the largest in the state, with a total of approximately 62,000 accessioned specimens with a further 4,000 specimens unaccessioned at UWM or housed at the UWM Field Station. The majority of the dried plant specimens are from Wisconsin, especially the southeastern portion of the state. Also included is an extensive collection of the flora found at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station, a six square mile area of wetlands and mixed deciduous forests. UWM also has collections from other areas of the country and the world. These include the American Southwest (especially the Sonoran Desert), Australia, Northern Europe, and Alaska. The collection is growing, especially in the Ranunculaceae (buttercup family) and related families (Ranunculales).


  • Jeffrey Karron, karron@uwm.edu

Collection Statistics

  • 7,818 specimen records
  • 6,273 (80%) georeferenced
  • 7,591 (97%) with images (7,594 total images)
  • 7,614 (97%) identified to species
  • 31 families
  • 47 genera
  • 784 species
  • 915 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)

Extra Statistics

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Last Update: 29 December 2015
Global Unique Identifier: 13b6e3e2-e563-4975-bda3-7c72a40da3d2
Digital Metadata:EML File
Geographic Distribution
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