MIL - Milwaukee Public Museum - Milwaukee, WI
N 43° 02.431 W 087° 55.247
16T E 424997 N 4765725
Quick Description: The Milwaukee Public Museum Herbarium started in 1852. It is located 800 W. Wells in Milwaukee, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 7:56:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM4N4R
From the Milwaukee Public Museum web site:
The Herbarium had its beginnings in 1852 with the founding of the German-English Academy. Dried plants that were collected and preserved for study by the Academy were placed under the care of the Wisconsin Natural History Society in 1857. In 1883, the Milwaukee Public Museum received the Society's entire botanical collection totaling over 5,000 botanical specimens.
Today, the museum's herbarium houses approximately 250,000 specimens of preserved plants and plant material. Algae, fungi, lichens, liverworts, mosses, ferns, fern-allies and flowering plants comprise the bulk of the collection, with smaller collections of seeds, cones, insect galls and wood specimens.
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