The Friesner Herbarium Digital Collection currently contains more than 16,000 images of plant specimens, collected through out Indiana, from the Butler University Friesner Herbarium. This collection includes fern, orchid, and sunflower specimens along with plants in the bean, buttercup, figwort, mint, and mustard families. We are currently working on adding specimens in the rose, lily, pink, carrot, and forget-me-not families, plus non-Carex sedge members of the sedge family.
Digital images are being created by Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis University Library. Our goal is to make images of all of the 43,000 Indiana plant specimens in the Butler University Friesner Herbarium available to the public.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library. The collection can also be accessed through the Indiana Memory site.
When you have had a chance to use the collection, please complete this very brief survey to help us improve this digital collection.
For further information about any of the species found in this digital collection, please consult the following reference books:
Field Guide to Indiana Wildflowers, Kay Yatskievych, 2000, Indiana University Press.
Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests: A Field Guide, Michael A. Homoya, 2011, Indiana University Press.
Orchids of Indiana, Michael A. Homoya, 1993, Indiana Academy of Science.
Sedges of Indiana and the Adjacent States: The non-Carex Species, Paul E. Rothrock, 2009, Indiana Academy of Science.
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest. Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use, Sally S. Weeks and Harmon P. Weeks, Jr., with a forward by Michael A. Homoya, 2012, Purdue University Press.
The Sunflower Family in the Upper Midwest, Thomas M. Antonio and Susanne Masi, 2001, Indiana Academy of Science.
If you have comments or questions about this collection, please contact us. If you would like downloads of metadata, please contact the Friesner Herbarium staff.