Herbaria@home is an online citizen science project. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, we digitise the information from the collections of wild plants held by museums and universities in the UK and beyond.
Herbarium collections contain a wealth of information about the historical distribution of wild plants. The herbarium@home project helps to unlock that data, so that it is freely available for research and to assist with conservation.
You can take part online, by transcribing detailed records from specimen labels into a simple form.
All our specimen records are immediately made available and searchable on the web site.
166178 herbarium specimens have been documented so far.
We welcome new volunteers to document sheets. Please have a go and send feedback if you have any problems.
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Sheets to document
The allocation link above will pick a set of specimens automatically, alternatively you can choose to document sheets from a particular project or herbarium from the list below or search by genus for a particular set of sheets to work on.
|(other completed sets)||152499|
Search for a particular genus or species to document.
Alternatively, click here to search amongst the specimens that have already been documented.
Sets of sheets that have been fully documented.
|University of Birmingham||(37868)|
|University College Dublin||(2031)|
|Tullie House Museum||(38)|
|South London Botanical Institute||(47511)|
|Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew||(15274)|
|Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh||(5737)|
|Natural History Museum||(5594)|
|National University of Ireland, Galway||(1105)|
|National Museums Liverpool||(575)|
|National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin||(231)|
|Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union||(15)|
|Gloucester City Museum||(3068)|
|Florida State University||(2447)|
|Charterhouse School Herbarium||(281)|
|Botanic Garden Meise||(164)|
|Aberystwyth University Herbarium||(15555)|