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The University of North Carolina
Herbarium (NCU)
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden
The Herbarium is located in 401 Coker Hall on the main UNC-CH campus



& Contact Information

Weakley's Flora

Please use to search, to map and to explore our vascular plant collection. 




Vascular Plant Type Specimen Images


D.B. Poindexter’s
Flora of Alleghany
County, NC

& Current Projects





PIC Website

OpenKey Website


Herbarium Calendar



“A traveler should be a botanist, for in all views plants form the chief embellishment.”  
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle (1839)


The 2016 Charles T. Mohr Intern is Ellie Kravets


Featured Collector:  Harriet Lathrop Merrow



Dionaea muscipula Ellis

Venus Fly Trap is endemic to the Coastal Plain of southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. It is the logo of the University of North Carolina Herbarium (NCU).

The University of North Carolina Herbarium is a world-wide collection of
vascular plants, non-vascular plants, fossils, algae, fungi, and lichens.

The Herbarium is open to scholars and the public weekdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact Shanna Oberreiter at (919) 962 6931 to arrange a visit & parking on campus.


Mailing / shipping address:

University of North Carolina Herbarium
CB #3280 Coker Hall
120 South Road
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3280 U.S.A.
Telephone :  +1 919 962 6931
Fax:  +1 919 962 1625
The MISSION of the University of North Carolina Herbarium

and North Carolina Botanical Garden is:

  To inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens & natural areas,

and to advance a sustainable relationship between people & nature.