JSU Herbarium

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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. In the past forty years, the herbarium has grown to include over 70,000 specimens.


Physical Address:

The JSU Herbarium is located in 144 Martin Hall on the Jacksonville State University campus in Jacksonville, AL.

Phone:(256) 782-5215
Fax: (256) 782-5587

Mailing Address:

JSU Herbarium (JSU)
Department of Biology
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

Hours of Operation

The herbarium is generally open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, or other times by appointment.


The Jacksonville State University Herbarium contains over 60,000 specimens including vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens.

Area of Taxonomic and Geographic Concentration

Collections are primarily from Alabama and the southeastern US but also include plants from around the world, including numerous collections from East Asia (China and Japan).


The Herbarium is available for use by qualified individuals. Specimens are available on loan to recognized botanical institutions engaged in taxonomic research. A limited amount of plant identification services may be arranged. Tours of the herbarium are available to groups. The Curator is available to give presentations to your organization about plant diversity and the role, use and function of a herbarium.


Jimmy K. Triplett
Department of Biology
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

email: jtriplett@jsu.edu

research interests: flora of Alabama, Poaceae, bamboo taxonomy and evolution, molecular phylogenetics