March 21, 2003

Peter Engel Science Center, Room 373, SJU

Steve Saupe, Biology

The CSB/SJU Bailey Herbarium: Botanical Tales from the Crypt

This presentation will provide an introduction to the CSB/SJU Bailey Herbarium, which is the largest private college collection of pressed, dried, labeled and identified plants in Minnesota. We will discuss the history of our herbarium, some of the cool plants that grow in the St. John's Arboretum, and why someone would actually want to spend time in a plant morgue. There will be an optional tour following the presentation.