Plant Identification Service

As a public service, Botany identifies plants from specimens and photographs free of charge. For identification of more than 10 specimens at a time, please contact the herbarium before submitting any materials.  Dried or fresh specimens may be sent to us at our mailing address; images may be sent via email to Some details are helpful in determining the identity of a plant, so please provide as much information about specimens as possible, including where, when, and by whom the specimen was collected, general features of the plant (e. g., tree, shrub, perennial herb, annual herb, flower color, etc.), whether it was cultivated or not, and if wild, the habitat from which the specimen came.  Please consult our instructions for submitting fresh or dried specimens for identification.