Collecting a Specimen

Contribute to your local herbarium by learning how to collect and properly prepare plant voucher specimens.


The following "Plant Collecting and Drying" guidelines are provided by the Carnegie Museum's Herbarium.


The Pennsylvania iMapInvasives Program is a partnership of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, and NatureServe.

Funding for Pennsylvania iMapInvasives is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

NatureServe logo, iMapInvasives partner
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, iMapInvasives partner
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative logo, iMapInvasives funding source