A herbarium is a collection of dried, pressed plants mounted
on sheets accompanied by collecting details. The sheets are arranged to reflect
similarities and relationships between plants. When trying to name or identify
plants correctly, it is useful to compare your specimen with specimens that
have been correctly named by experts.
All members are welcome to visit and use the following herbaria:
The British Isles Herbarium and European Herbarium of flowering
The non-flowering lichen, mosses and liverworts herbaria.
Specially designed modern microscopes with camera mountings are available for use.
Find out more about:
The British Isles Herbarium
The European Herbarium
The non-flowering lichens, mosses and liverworts herbaria
Please note: the SLBI is currently taking part in Herbaria@home, a web-based project which records and documents herbarium specimens held in collections around the UK. Photographs and data relating to more than 12,000 specimens at the SLBI can now be found on the Herbaria@home website with more genera from our collections being added on a regular basis. If you would like to see our specimens on-line or take part in the project please visit the website at: http://herbariaunited.org/atHome/
Please click here to see a list of the genera in our British Collection :
British Collection Genera List List of British Collection Genera