Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (HSC)

The Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (HSC) consists of ~104,000 specimens, with a strong emphasis in the flora of northwest California and southwest Oregon. Established in 1960, the Herbarium serves as a botanical resource for students and faculty, as well as, community members and professional botanists. Our collections offer excellent opportunities to learn more about the rich diversity of our native flora, as well as, our exotic and invasive weeds. The Herbarium also participates in loan and exchange programs with other herbaria throughout the country.
Contacts: Robin Bencie,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 February 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Biodiversity data published by: Humboldt State University Vascular Plant Herbarium. Occurrence dataset (ID: e4fe41a9-1cf6-4ae7-84f4-636cdeaccaad) accessed via the OregonFlora Portal,, 2024-05-17).
Collection Statistics
  • 64,558 specimen records
  • 61,128 (95%) georeferenced
  • 1,611 (2%) identified to species
  • 212 families
  • 878 genera
  • 2,665 species
  • 755 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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