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Beautiful Botanicals

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This collection represents some of my personal favorites from the digitization project at the United States National Herbarium, at the National Museum of Natural History. This project's goal is to digitize the 4.5 million specimens held in the collection.

There are hundred of thousands (at the time of publishing) botany specimens available here in the Learning Lab. Find your own favorites using this search.

Technical descriptions of the project can be found in a series of articles from the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office:

DPO Mass Digitization at the Smithsonian: Physical Workflow
DPO Mass Digitization at the Smithsonian: Imaging Workflow (Part 1)
DPO Mass Digitization at the Smithsonian Imaging Workflow (Part 2)

Keywords: plant, ferns, algae, flower, moss, stem, green, yellow, red, natural, color, growing

Phyllophora sp.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Agave rhodacantha Trel.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Adiantum pedatum L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Abarema kiahii Kosterm.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Codium sp. ?

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Osmunda claytoniana L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Pugetia mexicana E.Y. Dawson

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Adiantum sp.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ficus senfftiana Warb.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Hibiscus trionum L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Scinaia johnstoniae Setch.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Agave jaiboli Gentry

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Rubus odoratus L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Agave asperrima Jacobi

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Agave deserti Engelm.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Aristolochia grandiflora Sw.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Osmunda claytoniana L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Chrysothamnus depressus Nutt.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Helichrysum stoechas DC.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Clematis vitalba L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Glaucium flavum Crantz

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ferula communis L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Agrostis scabra Willd.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Eryngium maritimum L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Iris pallida Lam.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ficus carica L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Crepis occidentalis Nutt.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Plumeria obtusa L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Rhipsalis pachyptera Pfeiff.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Opuntia expansa Griffiths

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Echinocactus fordii Orcutt

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Chrysothamnus depressus Nutt.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Kallymenia pertusa

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ficus hypochrysea Dugand

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ficus villosa Blume

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Cyathea arborea (L.) Sm.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Aristolochia mossii S. Moore

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Matonia pectinata R. Br.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Lagurus ovatus L.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Setaria viridis (L.) P. Beauv.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Rhodoglossum hancockii

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Chloris virgata Sw.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ficus iwahigensis Elmer

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Agrostis scabra Willd.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ficus sp.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ficus sp.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Eucheuma isiforme

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Enteromorpha linza

NMNH - Botany Dept.