The mission of the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) is to enrich and expand knowledge about plants, fungi and “algae.” HUH pursues this mission by supporting and engaging in:

  • Preservation of plant and fungal specimens, culturally and historically significant artifacts, scientifically important data sets and digital assets, and library and archival resources.
  • Research in plant biodiversity and scholarship that makes use of HUH resources.
  • Access to the physical and digital collections, libraries, archives, and associated data. 
  • Education and Outreach for teaching and the general public.
  • Advocacy for the continued financial and social support of plant biodiversity research and scholarship.