Friesner Herbarium

Butler University Friesner Herbarium Digital Collection

The Friesner Herbarium digital collection project is a multiyear effort to link label information from our Indiana specimens with images in a searchable electronic format.  Our goal is to increase access to, awareness of and use by all Indiana citizens of the valuable historical botanical information contained with the Friesner Herbarium.  We now have 20,000 images available online and hope to image the remainder of our Indiana collection soon.

This project is part of the Indiana Memory Digital Library ( and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services ( )under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library and Butler University.

Adiantum pedatum web image        Cyprepedium on the web

To view digitized herbarium specimens like the samples above, visit:  The entire collection may be browsed or individual records may be requested using the search function.