I have become fascinated by herbaria, collections of dried plant specimens. Like many new loves, this one began rather suddenly. Yes, I had known about them for years and had even been to a symposium on virtual herbaria, but I hardly ever gave them a thought. Then, as described in my January column (Flannery, 2011), while attending the Botany 2010 meeting last August in Providence, Rhode Island, I had a tour of the herbarium at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park. I also went to a couple of sessions on the effort to digitize herbarium collections throughout the United States. These experiences got me thinking about herbaria and reading up on them. When, in October, I had a chance to revisit the herbarium in Providence, I was moonstruck. I really wanted to dig into the...
Research Article| May 01 2011
Moonstruck by Herbaria
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (5): 291–294.
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Maura C. Flannery; Moonstruck by Herbaria. The American Biology Teacher 1 May 2011; 73 (5): 291–294. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.5.11
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