Living Plant Collection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Botany Greenhouse is closed to the public, but open to students and researchers starting the beginning of the fall semester. Students can visit the greenhouse from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. Tour requests for groups of students should be made via the requests page.

The Botany Garden remains open year round.

We are currently in the process of re-curating our plant collection. If there is a certain taxa you are interested in using for class or research, please contact the Director, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden.

Visit us again soon when our new curated database is online!

Our living collections represent thorough examples of:

  • Plant Geography
  • Plant Systematics
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Economic Plants: dyes, medicinals, edibles, fibers, and spices
  • Agents of Evolution: pollination syndromes of bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, and moths.