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Wisconsin State Herbarium
Designated the official "Wisconsin State Herbarium" by the Wisconsin Legislature in 1995.
1999 copyright symbol University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
Funding for this project provided in part by: University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998-2002)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic and Terrestrial Resources Inventory (1999-2003)
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (2002)
List of major contributors of data to WISCOMP database
Other Contributors


This site contains information on Wisconsin's flora as detailed in the Checklist of  the Vascular Plants, Lichens, and WISCOMP vascular plant specimen label information.

Web Structure - There are 3 separate sections to this website. The Vascular PlantsLichens, and WISCOMP database. Other features include a News Event which highlights significant botanical events in Wisconsin and an extensive links page to other related sites all accessible from the home page.

WISCOMP database section provides a listing of vascular plant specimen label information to match a search criteria and sort. By clicking on any of the resulting taxon names, you can go to its detail page in the Vascular Plants section. A down-loadable comma delimited, quote qualified text file is also available. 

Web Navigation 

Choosing the section of interest takes you to the pages of that subject. The title and footer bars give you quick links to other parts of the site. If there is a "new search" link it will take you to the search page of that section. The section title is found in the middle of the top row of the header bar.


 These data and maps are copyrighted to the Wisconsin State Herbarium - University of Wisconsin-Madison (WIS).  The Herbarium shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title, and interest in and to all specifically copyrighted information created and posted for inclusion in this system. Use and reproduction of these data and/or maps is authorized for educational or other noncommercial purposes without prior permission from the copyright holder but acknowledgment must be given to the Wisconsin State Herbarium.  Use or reproduction of the data and/or maps for commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holders. Please e-mail the Herbarium's collections manager, Mark Wetter, at mawetter@facstaff.wisc.edu for permission requests. See Photographer Information for permission to use images.


Although the Wisconsin State Herbarium - University of Wisconsin-Madison (WIS) makes every attempt to ensure that the information contained in its databases is correct, it assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or omissions in these data sets. Neither the Herbarium nor any of its employees shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's uses of the information. WIS will not be held responsible for any consequence of the use or misuse of these data by any individual or organization. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication(s).  If you have obtained data from an outside agency based on UW-Madison Herbarium's holdings, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution.  Data can also quickly become out-of-date.  If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the Herbarium's collections manager, Mark Wetter, at mawetter@facstaff.wisc.edu and web site related matters to the Botany Department's temporary webmaster, Jesse La Grew, at jlagrew@wisc.edu.


The Herbarium is deeply indebted to Merel Black for her years of service designing and constructing this web site. Please send any corrections or comments to Mark Wetter, herbarium collections manager mawetter@facstaff.wisc.edu