The University of Arizona Herbarium (ARIZ) is a research collection of over 430,000 dried plant specimens, with emphasis on the plants of the Sonoran Desert region and adjacent areas of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
herbarium @ cals.arizona.edu
The UA Herbarium is usually open 8:30-4:30; although we prefer appointments, you are welcome to stop by.
We are also available by email and by phone, and we look forward to seeing and/or hearing from you.
In April, 2022, we gathered for a celebration of the life and legacy of Richard Felger. Full length video is available here
Search our collection of over 400,000 specimens.
Visit the Gilbertson Mycological Herbarium.
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.
Weekly seminars are scheduled throughout the academic year.
Occasional workshops provide training in plant identification and more.
Section 6 Grants
Rare plant research: next deadline Dec 8, 2023
Searchable database of our extensive botanical library
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