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The Center for Plant DiversityFloral collage

Welcome to the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity!

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

Herbarium Highlights

  • Take the Herbarium tour with Joe Ditomaso and learn how to identify common weeds using 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.
  • Why would anyone keep a collection of dead plants? (find out here)
  • 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.

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Current News

Every Plant Has a Story:
Ellen Dean and the Center for Plant Diversity
Plant lists and floras have been updated:
Click here to view
The UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity is among 22 California herbaria receiving funding from the National Science Foundation in support of:
"Capturing California’s Flowers; Using Digital Images to Investigate Phenological Change in a Biodiversity Hotspot" -  

pine Click here for the poster of the Cones of California Pines: From the Cone Collection at the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity (still available for sale while supplies last)

New Resources