Origins of Herbaria

Lucius Ghini

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

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Flowering Wonderfully

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.