WUNC: Centuries-Old Plant Collection Now Online — A Treasure Trove For Researchers

WUNC: Centuries-Old Plant Collection Now Online — A Treasure Trove For Researchers. “There’s a new effort underway make hundreds of thousands of dried and preserved plants collected along the East Coast available through a digital database. For centuries, explorers, scientists, and amateur botanists scoured the country to document and preserve plant species. Once prized like fine art, the collections were often bequeathed to institutions that housed herbaria, or libraries for plants.”