vPlants™ virtual herbarium

A virtual herbarium of Chicago-region plants, vPlants™ was developed by three partner institutions: The Morton Arboretum, The Field Museum, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. The online resource others:

  • Specimen data and images
  • Species descriptions
  • Distribution by county
  • Photo galleries


The web-accessible herbarium contains data for more than 120,000 plant specimens records from more than 30 institutions. 

Visit vPlants.org, a Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region. vplants website