Jacksonville State University Herbarium

Jacksonville State University Herbarium The Herbarium of Jacksonville State University is a scientific and educational resource promoting the study of the plant life of Alabama and beyond.
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The JSU Herbarium was established in the late 1960’s by Dr. Ken E. Landers and Dr. Jerry A. Clonts, and early collections primarily documented the flora of Northeastern Alabama. Throughout the 1980’s until the present, JSU professors, students, and colleagues grew the herbarium to over 60,000 specimens. Curator: Dr. Jimmy K. Triplett ([email protected]) Assistant Curator: Francine Hutchinson ([email protected])

Operating as usual

It's great to have some awesome new volunteers to help with the JSU Herbarium collection.  Thanks Kayla Davis, our newes...
02/05/2019

It's great to have some awesome new volunteers to help with the JSU Herbarium collection. Thanks Kayla Davis, our newest master of the imaging station!

JSU graduate student Derek Peacock is studying the plants of the Hinds Road Outcrop in Etowah County. This is an Alabama...
06/29/2018

JSU graduate student Derek Peacock is studying the plants of the Hinds Road Outcrop in Etowah County. This is an Alabama Forever Wild land tract, recommended to us by the amazing Dr. Wayne Barger, our Alabama State Botanist. Here are a few photos from recent field trips, with tentative plant IDs (as of Summer 2018). Photos by Jimmy Triplett. For more information about the Hinds Road Outcrop and Alabama Forever Wild Land Tracts, see https://alabamaforeverwild.com/hinds-road-outcrop

JSU graduate student Derek Peacock is studying the plants of the Hinds Road Outcrop in Etowah County. This is an Alabama Forever Wild land tract, recommended to us by the amazing Dr. Wayne Barger, our Alabama State Botanist. Here are a few photos from recent field trips, with tentative plant IDs (as of Summer 2018). Photos by Jimmy Triplett. For more information about the Hinds Road Outcrop and Alabama Forever Wild Land Tracts, see https://alabamaforeverwild.com/hinds-road-outcrop

JSU Herbarium Staff put on a day of ethnobotanical education and fun at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
04/07/2014

JSU Herbarium Staff put on a day of ethnobotanical education and fun at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

JSU Herbarium Staff put on a day of ethnobotanical education and fun at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Dr. Jimmy Triplett gives young students out for the summer an interpretive plant hike for Wild Wednesday at the Coleman ...
04/07/2014

Dr. Jimmy Triplett gives young students out for the summer an interpretive plant hike for Wild Wednesday at the Coleman Lake Recreational Area in the Talladega National Forest.

JSU Herbarium welcomed a visit from the ladies from the Gadsden Garden Club for a tour of our new facilities.
04/07/2014

JSU Herbarium welcomed a visit from the ladies from the Gadsden Garden Club for a tour of our new facilities.

JSU Herbarium welcomed a visit from the ladies from the Gadsden Garden Club for a tour of our new facilities.

JSU undergraduate, Mustabshira, has done a great job databasing the lichen and teaching collections for a Directed Study...
04/07/2014

JSU undergraduate, Mustabshira, has done a great job databasing the lichen and teaching collections for a Directed Study project - Spring 2014.

Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance
11/18/2013

Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance

Meeting at Jacksonville State University, hosted by Dr. Jimmy Triplett and Biology Department. We'll update the webpage with minutes soon, and don't forget to put our next meeting on your calendars: May 15-16 at the Davis Arboretum in Auburn for the first-ever joint meeting of GPCA and APCA!

Near Jacksonville, AL
09/12/2013

Near Jacksonville, AL

Near Jacksonville, AL

JSU Biology Department alumnus Jacob Brooks has been an incredible help this summer! Thanks Jacob!
07/02/2013

JSU Biology Department alumnus Jacob Brooks has been an incredible help this summer! Thanks Jacob!

A growing collection...
06/23/2013

A growing collection...

A growing collection...

JSU Herbarium Renovation 2012
06/17/2013

JSU Herbarium Renovation 2012

Bioblitz 2012.  Photo by Sarah Cole/The Anniston Star.
06/17/2013

Bioblitz 2012. Photo by Sarah Cole/The Anniston Star.

Wobble for Water Charity Fundraiser. Photo by Richard Watkins.
06/17/2013

Wobble for Water Charity Fundraiser. Photo by Richard Watkins.

Delta, AL
06/17/2013

Delta, AL

2013 Ethnobotany Workshop at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo by John T. Manion.
06/17/2013

2013 Ethnobotany Workshop at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo by John T. Manion.

JSU Graduate Student Jayne Lampley - A Phylogenetic and Phytochemical Analysis of Polygonatum biflorum
06/17/2013

JSU Graduate Student Jayne Lampley - A Phylogenetic and Phytochemical Analysis of Polygonatum biflorum

Staff and associates of the JSU Herbarium
06/17/2013

Staff and associates of the JSU Herbarium

Staff and associates of the JSU Herbarium

Pinhoti Trail in May
06/17/2013

Pinhoti Trail in May

May 2013 on Terrapin Creek
06/17/2013

May 2013 on Terrapin Creek

May 2013 on Terrapin Creek

Bibb County Glades in June
06/17/2013

Bibb County Glades in June

Flowers of Terrapin Creek
06/17/2013

Flowers of Terrapin Creek

with Dr. Wendy Zomlefer from The University of Georgia
06/17/2013

with Dr. Wendy Zomlefer from The University of Georgia

with Dr. Wendy Zomlefer from The University of Georgia

Jacksonville State University
06/17/2013

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University

Visitors
02/27/2013

Visitors

01/18/2013

Thank you to everyone who braved the winter weather last night to join us for our Open House at the Herbarium! A wonderful time was had by all!

Hello Herbarium Friends!  You are invited to attend the First Annual Open House of the JSU Herbarium on Thursday, Januar...
01/08/2013

Hello Herbarium Friends! You are invited to attend the First Annual Open House of the JSU Herbarium on Thursday, January 17, from 4pm to 6pm. Staff will be on hand to give tours and to share information about current projects such as our newest venture, a "Friends of the Herbarium" program. All students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are invited to attend.

Fall 2012 JSU Herbarium Staff lead field hike at Little River Canyon Mouth Park for students of Kitty Stone Elementary S...
11/27/2012

Fall 2012 JSU Herbarium Staff lead field hike at Little River Canyon Mouth Park for students of Kitty Stone Elementary School

Fall 2012 JSU Herbarium Staff lead field hike at Little River Canyon Mouth Park for students of Kitty Stone Elementary School

The new mobile carriages for the new cabinets have been installed in the JSU Herbarium.
08/10/2012

The new mobile carriages for the new cabinets have been installed in the JSU Herbarium.

The new mobile carriages for the new cabinets have been installed in the JSU Herbarium.

An American Chestnut in full bloom . . . rare sight!  Located off County Road 49 near the northern boundary of the Talla...
08/10/2012

An American Chestnut in full bloom . . . rare sight! Located off County Road 49 near the northern boundary of the Talladega National Forest, Shoal Creek District.

Even the JSU mascot likes wildflowers!
08/10/2012

Even the JSU mascot likes wildflowers!

July 27, 2012 field trip
07/28/2012

July 27, 2012 field trip

July 27, 2012 field trip

World’s greatest plant diversity for the Paleogene: Over a hundred different plant species recorded.
07/28/2012
World’s greatest plant diversity for the Paleogene: Over a hundred different plant species recorded.

World’s greatest plant diversity for the Paleogene: Over a hundred different plant species recorded.

Scientists have investigated the extensive collection of fruits and seeds from the Messel pit. They found 140 different plant species, 65 of which were previously unknown. They show that Messel had one of the world’s most diverse floras of the Paleogene – the era between about 65 and 23 ...

Cocculus carolinus - Carolina CoralbeadMoonseed Family (Menispermaceae)We were surprised to find this one growing in the...
07/27/2012

Cocculus carolinus - Carolina Coralbead
Moonseed Family (Menispermaceae)

We were surprised to find this one growing in the holly by Fitzpatrick Hall.

Rachel Sussman: The world's oldest living things | Video on TED.com
07/26/2012
Rachel Sussman: The world's oldest living things | Video on TED.com

Rachel Sussman: The world's oldest living things | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Rachel Sussman shows photographs of the world's oldest continuously living organisms -- from 2,000-year-old brain coral off Tobago's coast to an "underground forest" in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture.

Liriope muscari - big blue lilyturf,a.k.a. monkey grassRuscus Family - Ruscaceae
07/25/2012

Liriope muscari - big blue lilyturf,
a.k.a. monkey grass
Ruscus Family - Ruscaceae

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700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL
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