Milwaukee Public Museum (MIL-VP)

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 Tyrell (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 March 2016
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   53233-1478
United States
414/ 278-2761
Collection Statistics:
  • 15992 specimen records
  • 9675 (60%) georeferenced
  • 86 families
  • 276 genera
  • 518 species