The Vascular Plant Herbarium is part of the University of Alberta Museums, a network of 35 interdisciplinary museums and collections across campus, ranging from art to zoology. Totaling more than 17 million objects, the collections are used on a daily basis to fuel discovery and advance knowledge through teaching, research, and community outreach.
The Vascular Plant Herbarium (ALTA) has approximately 120,000 specimens of ferns, conifers, and flowering plants. ALTA is the largest herbarium in Alberta and the third largest in Western Canada. Our collections are rich in specimens from Alberta and Northern Canada.