Announcement

Harvard University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Please check Harvard's dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for current advisories: https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus.

3/13/2020: The Harvard University Herbaria and Botany Libraries will be closed as of 5:00pm Friday, March 13 until further notice. Email accounts will be monitored. To contact the Botany Libraries, please email botref@oeb.harvard.edu. To contact the Herbaria, please email huh-requests@oeb.harvard.edu. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Harvard University Herbaria include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the third largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.

What is an herbarium?Use of the CollectionsDigital CollectionsVisitor Policy Loan Policy

Featured Collection

Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection
Includes more than 33,000 wood specimens (including fossils) from more than 300 families from around the world, and over 50,000 microscope slides of wood and of other plant parts.

› Learn more

Recent News

More

Upcoming Events

More

HUH Tweets