Ohio's Herbaria and the Ohio Flora Project

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The Ohio Flora Project, under the direction of the Ohio Flora Committee of The Ohio Academy of Science, was actuated in 1950. The goal of the project is the production of an illustrated Ohio Flora covering all vascular plants, native and naturalized, with keys for their identification and a county dot distribution map for each species. More than 300,000 specimens of Ohio vascular plants are housed in the state's several herbaria. These specimens provide the main source of data for the project. They have also provided the main data source for lists of endangered species in the Ohio flora, compiled recently by the Ohio Biological Survey and the Natural Heritage Program of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


Author Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University



The Ohio Journal of Science. v84, n4 (September, 1984), 189-196