Adams State Herbarium

An herbarium is a collection of plant specimens that are carefully preserved and mounted on sheets of paper labeled with important information such as scientific nomenclature, description, date and location collected.

Herbaria can be used to study plant taxonomy, geographic distributions and how they may change over time, and in some cases, genetic data can be generated from herbarium specimens.

The Adams State Herbarium houses ca 8000 specimens of mainly plants collected in Colorado and northern New Mexico.

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