Origins of Herbaria
In the 16th century Lucius Ghini, a Paduan Professor, who was a renowned teacher of Botany, had the brilliant idea of drying plants and sticking them into a book as references for identification instead of the time consuming process of drawing which was used at that time.
What is an Herbarium?
An herbarium is a collection of dried and stored plant specimens used for identification and reference purposes. Each specimen verifies the existence of an individual plant at a particular place and time. Find out more about the origins of herbaria.
Flowering Wonderfully – The Botanical Legacy of Janet Cosh
For sale at the Janet Cosh Herbarium $29.95
Janet Cosh’s botanical illustrations and resources have been displayed at UOW and several events in the community.