The Photos

Please try our next iteration of the Michigan Flora Online here.

The new site offers several benefits over the existing website, including real coordinate mapping, giving a clearer view of the density of documentation as well as more precision about plant distributions and their link to landforms. We will also have the ability to update species pages more regularly, both in terms of new collections and as more existing Michigan specimens are georeferenced. In addition, we have a better photo display, and offer indented keys.

It is our goal eventually to have images of all species, and ideally images representing various stages and structures of the plants. This is a long range goal, of course. A large proportion of the photos to start this project were digitized from the late W. H. (Herb) Wagner’s teaching collection of slides, with the support of the Clarence R. and Florence N. Hanes Trust Fund, and we feel that this use is a natural continuation of his love of teaching and his interest in the flora. When the photographer was identified, we have always obtained permission and given credit on the photo, but this information was not always included on the slides. Beyond that, we have tapped into our own photo collections, both slides and digital. Again, the photographers or sources are credited.