Online Virtual Flora of Wisconsin Natural History Collections and Observation Projects

Botanical Club of Wisconsin Botany Blitzes

The Botanical Club of Wisconsin conducts one or two a botany blitzes at State Natural Areas in Wisconsin every summer. Species observed during these blitzes will be entered here with associated data including locality, habitat, date observed, observer(s), GPS point, etc. An image voucher will be included when possible. Associated Biotic Inventories and Checklists will be created for each site blitzed.
Contact: Mary Ann Feist (mfeist@wisc.edu)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 07158e59-aac9-4f96-989f-1c1c89f6c6f3
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Digital Metadata: EML File


BRSF-OBS

Brule River State Forest Observations

Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Feist
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c4b66bb3-0ae9-4183-8be4-539f39216358
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Digital Metadata: EML File

Crex Meadows

Contact: Mary Ann Feist
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 34a5b2a2-3a81-4583-ab7e-213725ebe2e3
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MIN

J. F. Bell Museum of Natural History Herbarium

The Bell Museum of Natural History was established in 1872 by the state legislature. The Herbarium started in 1889 with the purchase of John Sandberg's private collection (6000 specimens). The representation of Minnesota's flora is unparalleled and the assemblage of historic flora of the Upper Midwest is among the best in the U.S. Additionally there are excellent collections of circumboreal and arctic material and historical collections of H. Rusby and R. Squires (1895-1896, Orinoco River delta), J.W. Congdon (1894-1903, California, especially the Yosemite region); South Pacific collections of J. Tilden, A.A. Heller, and J.W. Moore; and more recent Papua New Guinea flora (G. Weiblen and students). Currently the Herbarium contains approximately 940,000 botanical and mycological specimens combined. Only the vascular plant records are being posted to this site at this time.
Contact: Anita Cholewa, Curator (chole001@umn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 December 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


MIL-VP

Milwaukee Public Museum

The Museum's Vascular Plant Collections are fully digitized with more than 107,000 records. Over 50% of specimens are from Wisconsin and 30% from the rest of North America. The collections feature good representation of the flora of the Upper Midwest and adequate samples of taxa worldwide. Angiosperms (flowering plants) 97,000 records; 33 type specimens. Gymnosperms (conifers) 1,170 records Pteridophytes (ferns) 7,887 records; 12 type specimens; good representation of Isoetes, neotropical ferns from Costa Rica, and voucher specimens for MPM Publication “Arkansas Ferns and Fern Allies” by W. Carl Taylor. 1984.
Contact: Christopher Tyrrell (tyrrell@mpm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 May 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File

Northland College

Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 469e491f-a918-4efe-a4bd-e611a51a7e61
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Digital Metadata: EML File


OMH-VP

Other Miscellaneous Herbaria

Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Feist at WIS (mfeist@wisc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWSP-VP

Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium, UW-Steven's Point

Starting with one cabinet of about 1,000 plant specimens in 1969, Dr. Robert Freckmann (and Dr. Frank W. Bowers) built this herbarium into the third largest in Wisconsin, with over 200,000 specimens.
Contact: Stephanie Lyon (Stephanie.Lyon@uwsp.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWEC-VP

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Contact: Joseph Rohrer (jrohrer@uwec.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWGB-VP

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Contact: Robert Howe (hower@uwgb.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 December 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWL-VP

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Contact: D. Gerber (gerber.dani@mail.uwlax.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 December 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


WIS-VP

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Since 1992 WIS has taken the lead in organizing a mostly in-state consortium of herbaria that have been databasing their collections of vascular plant specimens collected in Wisconsin. The content of the WisFlora project was greatly enhanced later by the staff at UWSP, and especially by Merel Black. In 2015 the two sites were merged. Today >385,000 specimen records from the following 26 institutions are freely available to researchers: ber, cnnf, dnr, dnr-EC, ftmc, icf, ISM, MAD, MIL, MIN, MOR, MU, Nc, OSH, Pf, RIVE, Sewrpc, SUWS, UWEC, UWGB, UWL, UWM, Uwpl, UWSP, UWW, WIS. Maps, photos, descriptions, and other information for most species are also available.
Contact: Mary Ann Feist (mfeist@wisc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 December 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWM-VP

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Contact: Sara Hoot (hoot@uwm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 December 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


OSH-VP

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Contact: Thomas Lammers (lammers@uwosh.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


RIVE-VP

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Contact: John Wheeler (john.wheeler@uwrf.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


SUWS-VP

University of Wisconsin - Superior

Contact: Nicholas Danz (ndanz@uwsuper.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


UWW-VP

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Contact: Nicholas Tippery (tipperyn@uww.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File

University of Wisconsin-Stout Herbarium

Contact: Dr. Mandy Little (littlea@uwstout.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f252011c-0f93-4f5f-8bcc-d7395a610da7
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Digital Metadata: EML File