The Chico State Herbarium allows scientists, students, state agencies, and visitors to see and examine more than 115,300 North State plants, dating from the pre-1930s to today. This living laboratory and historical archive helps us study regional plants, identify rare species, and recover genetic information—it is a critical resource as our changing climate rapidly reshapes local ecosystems.
For more information about The Chico State Herbarium, please visit www.csuchico.edu/herbarium/index.shtml
What trees are found in Northern California urban landscapes?
What key characteristics distinguish individual species?
What are the generalities and similarities between tree species to help you group them into families?
International Society of Arborists (ISA) units are available for this workshop.
Join us for the Friends of the Chico State Herbarium Annual Meeting and special presentation by local author and horticulturalist John Whittlesey:
The Diverse World of Salvias
A Genus Well Traveled
This workshop is intended to familiarize participants with identification of grasses using spring and summer-flowering species from the Northern Sacramento Valley, Southern Cascade and Northern Sierra - Nevada Ranges of California.
Explore the CHSC specimen collection
Please go to the Consortium of California Herbaria for further exploration