Children at play!

Visitors from the UVM Campus Children’s School come to the herbarium to investigate our fruit collection—they have a blast and we enjoy hosting them!kidsherbarium

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A neat collection:

Veit B. Wittrock of Stockholm, Sweden created this four-volume collection, called an Exsiccatae. An Exsiccatae is a bound set of neatly mounted plant specimens; the pages often contain extensive botanical information, setting them apart from typical herbarium specimens. In 1885, Wittrock began sending the volumes to C.G. Pringle, in exchange for receiving unique plant specimens to include in his Exsiccatae publication. Not only are the arrangements beautiful, but some sheets are even type specimens.

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Murals galore.

Gorgeous murals adorn the walls of the herbarium: they welcome you in the stairway and keep you company while at work. Several talented students, artists and scientists created these pieces in the 1970s and early 80s. Each artists’ unique style and accurate portrayal of the subject material is stunning.

By Adelaide Murphy

By Adelaide Murphy, 1980

By Adelaide Murphy

By Adelaide Murphy, 1980

By Sherry Frasier

By Sherry Frasier, 1980

By Sherry Frasier

By Sherry Frasier, 1980

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By Wendy Zomlefer, 1975

By Susan Warren

By Susan Warren, 1982

By Susan Warren

By Susan Warren, 1982

By Barbara Angell

By Barbara Angell, 1977

By Barbara Angell

By Barbara Angell, 1977