A little about us


The University of Arizona Herbarium (ARIZ) is a research collection of over 420,000 dried plant specimens, with emphasis on the plants of the Sonoran Desert region and adjacent areas of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

Please note: our new site is still under construction; please contact us about any missing or incomplete content of interest! (April 2015)

Resources


Specimens


Search our collection of over 400,000 specimens.

Books


Search our literature collection.

People


ARIZ works closely with a number of researchers in Arizona and around the country.

Services


ARIZ is dedicated to identifying plants for members of the public, Arizona producers, Poison Control, anyone.

Featured projects


Seminars


Weekly seminars are scheduled throughout the academic year.

Workshops


Occasional workshops provide training in plant identification and more.

Section 6 Grants


Rare plant research: DEADLINE MAY 8.

National Park Service


ARIZ and the National Park Service are partnering on a number of projects.

Legumes of Arizona


Legumes of Arizona: An Illustrated Flora and Reference will be a comprehensive account of the family Fabaceae in Arizona.

Flora of SW Arizona


ARIZ Associated Researchers are documenting modern and fossil plant diversity.

Funding


It is an ongoing effort to find funding to keep these projects alive, protect our specimens, and serve the public.

Types


We are imaging our nearly 1500 type specimens.

For a complete listing of our projects, past and present, see our Projects page