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Welcome to the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity!

1026 Sciences Laboratory Building (J.M. Tucker and Beecher Crampton Herbaria)

Why would anyone keep a collection of dead plants? (find out here)

Click here for a partial list of books available at the November 16, 2014 Booksale
(Cick here for Book sale information)


Herbarium Highlights


Herbarium Tour

Joe Ditomaso of U.C. Davis takes us an a tour of how to identify common weeds using traditional methods employed in professional settings like the U.C. Davis herbarium, and also the latest and easiest techniques that employ the use of sophisticated computer programs available to the public.

 

  • Check out Hidden Treasures, a recent article about the Herbarium.

  • Read an article about the old Herbarium as it was featured in UC Davis Magazine here.

  • View The Plant Detective, a presentation on collecting plants in the field.

  • Read about the Crampton Herbarium's 100th Anniversary here.


Current News


The UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity has received two National Science Foundation grants! The first, in collaboration with the Consortium of California Herbaria, is for databasing specimens of California plants that are likely to be affected by our changing climate. The second is for creating a Euphorbiaceae website with images and taxonomic resources for identifying several large genera; see: Webster Virtual Herbarium and Links.