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The University of Arizona Herbarium is a research collection of over 425,000 dried plant specimens, with emphasis on the plants of the Sonoran Desert region.

A herbarium is a collection of preserved plant specimens, some hundreds of years old, used for scientific study. We go inside the herbarium at the University of Arizona, founded in 1891, and look at the collection of nearly half a million dried plant specimens.

Producer/Editor: David Fenster
Videographers: Jordan Chin & David Fenster

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