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Members Only - “What’s an Herbarium and Why Do We Need One?”

  • Luscher Farm 125 Rosemont Road West Linn, OR, 97068 United States (map)

Herbarium specimens (pressed/dried samples of plant parts) are still the gold standard for identifying both species and cultivars of all plants. Every major botanic garden with curated living collections has a herbarium. Our curator has visited several of North America’s best herbariums and will have visited the Edinburgh Botanic Garden in July 2018. Is this Rogerson Clematis Garden’s next big step toward maintaining its certified National Collection and becoming a sought-after research facility? Sometimes it takes a deep look into the past to step into the future! 

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