Illinois Natural History Survey - Plant Collection (ILLS-PLANT)

There are three plant herbaria housed at the Evers Laboratory: Illinois Natural History Survey Herbarium (ILLS), the University of Illinois Plant Biology Herbarium (ILL), and the University of Illinois Crop Evolution Laboratory Herbarium (CEL). Together, these collections contain over 1,000,000 specimens making this the second largest herbarium in Illinois and one of the 15th largest in the United States.
Contact: Jamie Minnaert-Grote, Collections Manager (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 May 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 282,641 occurrence
  • 38,388 (14%) georeferenced
  • 163,668 (58%) identified to species
  • 562 families
  • 2,485 genera
  • 11,159 species
  • 11,769 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics