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Pacific Northwest Herbarium, Western Washington University (WWB)

The mission of the Pacific Northwest Herbarium (WWB) at Western Washington University is to archive and make accessible correctly identified botanical specimens, with an emphasis on those inhabiting the Pacific Northwest. Because a large part of our aim is to share this repository of botanical information, we have an open door policy with scientists, students, and the greater community. As such, the herbarium is an excellent resource for anyone interested in botany and mycology of the Pacific Northwest. Our entire vascular plant collection is now available online through the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria.
Contact: Eric DeChaine, Curator (eric.dechaine@wwu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 5,336 specimen records
  • 1,199 (22%) georeferenced
  • 2,686 (50%) with images
  • 4,674 (88%) identified to species
  • 68 families
  • 211 genera
  • 817 species
  • 853 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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