Friesner Herbarium

As part of our mission to explore and document Indiana's flora, Friesner Herbarium staff are conducting a series of long-term studies of the flora of Marion County and the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, where we are located.  We are using our archive of historical plant specimens, recent floristic inventories conducted with student assistants, and monitoring of native plant installations to better understand our urban wild plants.  We disseminate our findings through guest lectures, invited speaking engagements, presentations at professional society meetings, through technical reports and peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.