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. 

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Workshops in Planning

  • Alkali Meadows

  • Grass Identification

  • Asteraceae

  • Maintenance of Native Plant Gardens

  • Lupines

  • Ethnobotany

  • Apiaceae

  • Conifers of the Pacific Slope

  • Butterflies

  • Manzanitas

Explore the CHSC specimen collection

Please go to the Consortium of California Herbaria for further exploration