Hardin-Simmons University Herbarium (HSU)

Founded in 1964, the Hardin-Simmons University Herbarium contains approximately 5,500 specimens, most of which are from Texas, and with a special emphasis on Taylor County. This herbarium collection is being digitized with support from the National Science Foundation (Award #:1902078) in collaboration with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (contact: Tiana Rehman, trehman@brit.org).
Curator: Rick Hammer, rhammer@hsutx.edu
Digitization Lead: Tiana Rehman, trehman@brit.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: fa909cad-9082-48ef-a65e-31ab4ee82eac
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 5,970 specimen records
  • 309 (5%) georeferenced
  • 5,145 (86%) with images (5,145 total images)
  • 5,761 (96%) identified to species
  • 148 families
  • 767 genera
  • 2,046 species
  • 2,302 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Achillea (18)
  • Adenocaulon (2)
  • Agoseris (5)
  • Amblyolepis (6)
  • Ambrosia (15)
  • Amphiachyris (1)
  • Anaphalis (3)
  • Antennaria (16)
  • Anthemis (3)
  • Aphanostephus (15)
  • Aplopappus (1)
  • Arnica (7)
  • Artemisia (14)
  • Aster (68)
  • Astranthium (3)
  • Baccharis (18)
  • Baeria (1)
  • Baileya (3)
  • Bebbia (2)
  • Berlandiera (5)
  • Bidens (6)
  • Boltonia (1)
  • Borrichia (1)
  • Brickellia (1)
  • Cacalia (3)
  • Centaurea (12)
  • Chaenactis (3)
  • Chaetopappa (1)
  • Chrysanthellum (1)
  • Chrysanthemum (4)
  • Chrysopsis (5)
  • Cichorium (1)
  • Cirsium (27)
  • Conyza (4)
  • Coreopsis (16)
  • Crepis (2)
  • Croptilon (2)
  • Dracopis (3)
  • Dyssodia (2)
  • Echinacea (5)
  • Elephantopus (3)
  • Encelia (3)
  • Engelmannia (13)
  • Erechtites (1)
  • Erigeron (48)
  • Eriophyllum (2)
  • Eupatorium (15)
  • Evax (8)
  • Franseria (2)
  • Gaillardia (50)
  • Geraea (1)
  • Gnaphalium (8)
  • Grindelia (6)
  • Gutierrezia (11)
  • Gymnosperma (2)
  • Haplopappus (4)
  • Heleastrum (1)
  • Helenium (10)
  • Helianthella (1)
  • Helianthus (41)
  • Heliopsis (1)
  • Heterotheca (21)
  • Hieracium (6)
  • Hymenoclea (1)
  • Hymenopappus (25)
  • Hymenoxys (5)
  • Hypochaeris (2)
  • Iva (3)
  • Jaumea (1)
  • Krigia (6)
  • Kuhnia (2)
  • Lactuca (15)
  • Lapsana (1)
  • Layia (3)
  • Leontodon (1)
  • Leucelene (1)
  • Liatris (21)
  • Lindheimera (16)
  • Lonas (1)
  • Lygodesmia (10)
  • Machaeranthera (7)
  • Madia (1)
  • Marshallia (1)
  • Matricaria (2)
  • Melampodium (25)
  • Monoptilon (1)
  • Palafoxia (10)
  • Parthenium (2)
  • Perezia (1)
  • Perityle (1)
  • Pinaropappus (10)
  • Pluchea (3)
  • Polymnia (1)
  • Porophyllum (1)
  • Prenanthes (3)
  • Prionopsis (2)
  • Psilostrophe (4)
  • Pyrrhopappus (23)
  • Rafinesquia (1)
  • Ratibida (22)
  • Rudbeckia (17)
  • Santolina (1)
  • Saussurea (1)
  • Senecio (41)
  • Serinia (3)
  • Silphium (14)
  • Simsia (5)
  • Solidago (53)
  • Sonchus (8)
  • Stephanomeria (3)
  • Tanacetum (1)
  • Taraxacum (10)
  • Tetragonotheca (1)
  • Tetraneuris (32)
  • Thelesperma (16)
  • Thymophylla (4)
  • Townsendia (1)
  • Tragopogon (8)
  • Trixis (1)
  • Troximon (1)
  • Verbesina (6)
  • Vernonia (26)
  • Viguiera (1)
  • Xanthisma (11)
  • Xanthium (11)
  • Xanthocephalum (2)
  • Zinnia (3)