Links to the databases

Below are links to herbaria that have specimen data available online. Many of the collections are in the process of being databased now, so the information available online does not represent the entire collection. More information becomes available every week.

The user interface is different for each of these; some are easier to use than others. What can be done with the data also varies; some of the sites have mapping functions built in, but all do not.

The George Safford Torrey Herbarium at the University of Connecticut

The Consortium of California Herbaria, which links many herbaria in California

The Oklahoma Vascular Plants Database

The Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria

The New York Botanical Garden

Botanical Society of the British Isles

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Australia's Virtual Herbarium

Missouri Botanical Garden

University of Arizona Herbarium

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which provides access to 29 botanical gardens and herbaria.

Plants database, maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture. This site doesn't have specimen information but provides information on the ecology of plants and on their distributions.

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), which has information on animals as well as plants