CHSC - Ahart Herbarium, CSU Chico - Vascular Plants (CHSC-VascularPlants)

The Chico State Herbarium is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the northern California flora, and includes a great number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species. Established with specimens donated by the late Professor Vesta Holt in the 1950's, the Herbarium now contains more than 125,000 dried and mounted specimens. The majority of samples are flowering plants, conifers, and ferns, but bryophytes, lichens, and especially slime molds, are also well represented. The Herbarium is used extensively for identification of sensitive and other plant species by various agencies and individuals. Loans of herbarium specimens are made to any higher academic institutions who request them.

herbarium director: Colleen Hatfield,
herbarium curator: Lawrence Janeway,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6a942843-3cb1-4643-a475-24df2d2ba49f
Digital Metadata: EML File
Ahart Herbarium
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA   95929-0515
Collection Statistics
  • 107,981 specimen records
  • 91,017 (84%) georeferenced
  • 104,763 (97%) with images (104,766 total images)
  • 106,191 (98%) identified to species
  • 289 families
  • 2,335 genera
  • 10,235 species
  • 12,991 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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