Bell Museum of Natural History, the University of Minnesota (MIN)

Plant specimens number over 600,000 samples of vegetative parts, cones, fruit, and seeds. The representation of Minnesota's flora is unparalleled, with over 160,000 specimens collected throughout Minnesota's history by Etlar Nielson, Olga Lakela, John W. Moore, Welby Smith, and many others. The record of historic flora of the Upper Midwest (including the Dakotas, Wisconsin, and southwestern Ontario) is among the best in the U.S.
Contacts: Daniel Stanton,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 September 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 60,692 specimen records
  • 3,199 (5%) georeferenced
  • 60,608 (100%) with images (94,745 total images)
  • 59,323 (98%) identified to species
  • 167 families
  • 725 genera
  • 4,333 species
  • 4,971 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics