University of Wisconsin - Madison (WIS-VP)

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 (
Home Page:
Collection Type: PreservedSpecimen
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 23 April 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
WIS Data Entry portal
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights:
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Botany Department
164 Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wisconsin   53706-1381
United States
608/ 262-2792
Collection Statistics
  • 288,947 occurrence
  • 230,770 (80%) georeferenced
  • 236,454 (82%) with images
  • 286,537 (99%) identified to species
  • 206 families
  • 1,062 genera
  • 3,541 species
  • 4,516 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Download Species List
Extra Statistics
Show Geographic Distribution
Show Family Distribution