The University of Arizona Herbarium (ARIZ) is a research collection of over 425,000 dried plant specimens, with emphasis on the plants of the Sonoran Desert region and adjacent areas of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

Regular Hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 8-4:30

  • Resources


    Search our collection of over 400,000 specimens.


    Search our literature collection.


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


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

    Featured projects


    Weekly seminars are scheduled throughout the academic year.


    Occasional workshops provide training in plant identification and more.

    Section 6 Grants

    Rare plant research: 2020 deadline TBA

    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.


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


    We are imaging our nearly 1500 type specimens.
    For a complete listing of our projects, past and present, see our Projects page