Friesner Herbarium

Indiana Plant Atlas - now available online!

View the Indiana Plant Atlas now at


The Indiana Plant Atlas, funded by a Butler Innovation Grant, provides a county-level interactive online Indiana species atlas.  We were funded for 3 years for development and maintenance of the site. The Atlas contains all of the records from our Indiana specimen database (approximately 43,000), including the images from specimen sheets that have been digitally imaged (~ 20,000 so far), and over 7,000 photographs of live plants.  We worked with a team from the University of South Florida to provide the template which has successfully been used for three other states. In addition to posting our records, our hope is to build an Indiana Consortium of botanical collections from around the state. We currently have data from four other institutions that we are working with to get posted on the site.  A list of our partners is available at  This would include vouchered records from herbaria as well as documented inventories.  For more information, contact Rebecca Dolan at (317-940-9413) or Marcia Moore at (317-940-8302).


Photo Gallery Show at INPAWS Annual Meeting

On Friday, November 4th, 2016, Butler's Friesner Herbarium launched its new Indiana Plant Atlas with a traveling photo gallery of Indiana plants in their natural settings, shot by Hoosier nature photographers. The photo display debuted with a reception at the conference venue on Friday evening, and was also available for viewing during the Saturday conference.

The photographers featured were:

Robert Barber

Peter Grube

Michael Huft

Marcia Moore

Vern Wilkins

Ed Zschiedrich

We are grateful to these photographers for sharing their beautiful images with us and helping make the Indiana Plant Atlas a great resource for Indiana plants.  Below are some images from the gallery show:

IPA NotesRobert Barber Images

Above:  Info about the Indiana Plant Atlas and Photos from Robert Barber

Peter Grube imagesMichael Huft Images

Above left: Photos from Peter Grube                 Above right: Photos from Michael Huft

Marcia Moore ImagesVern Wilkins Images

Above left: Photos from Marcia Moore              Above right: Photos from Vern Wilkins

Ed Zschiedrich ImagesPhoto Display

Above left: Photos from Ed Zschiedrich         Above right: Photo display

Photo Display 2Mike Charlotte Kay

Above left: Photo display    Above right: Photographer Michael Huft & his wife Charlotte, Indiana botanist Kay Yatskievych