Ronald L. Jones Herbarium at EKU
Kentucky Native Plant Society, The Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections, The Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event, and iDigBio, the US National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections.
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Please help us transcribe our herbarium specimens!
The Ronald L. Jones Herbarium at Eastern Kentucky University is the largest collection of its kind in Kentucky. Most specimens are from central and eastern Kentucky, but also there is a
good representation of western Kentucky and of the southeastern United
States. Nearly all of our specimens are of vascular plants
(ferns, gymnosperms, wildflowers, vines, shrubs, and trees). A number of important
sets of specimens are housed in our Herbarium, including sets from
Lilley Cornett Woods, Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory,
Pine Mountain, Breaks Interstate Park, Brodhead Swamp, the headwater
regions of the Green River, collections from the Kentucky State Nature
Preserves Commission, collections of Mary Wharton, E.T. Browne, Raymond
Athey, and county collections from Madison, Estill, Jackson, and
Garrard Counties. Over 70,000 of our specimens can be viewed online at http://www.sernecportal.org/. We have created this digitization expedition to complete the process of databasing our remaining specimens. Who knows what interesting species you may find! Let's start with these 2000!
Help make our specimen label data publicly available to plant enthusiasts and scientists.
Online transcription of herbarium specimen labels at Notes from Nature (notesfromnature.org)