West Virginia Natural Heritage Program Herbarium (WVHP)

The West Virginia Natural Heritage Program Herbarium was founded in 1988 as a reference collection to supplement the work of WV Natural Heritage researchers. Through donations and exchanges, the collections span from the 1890s to present day and consist mainly of vascular plants but includes lichens and bryophytes, all primarily from West Virginia.

Associate Botanist: Matthew Sheik, Matthew.L.Sheik@wv.gov (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9496-6898)
Associate Ecologist & Data Manager: Brian Streets, Brian.P.Streets@wv.gov
Ecologist and Curator: Jim Vanderhorst, james.p.vanderhorst@wv.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 096fc5f9-57e9-4c94-ab3f-dbc9b29b6fe7
Digital Metadata: EML File
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Herbarium
Natural Heritage program, Wildlife Section
738 Ward Road
Elkins, WV   26241
Collection Statistics
  • 3,941 specimen records
  • 1,119 (28%) georeferenced
  • 3,926 (100%) identified to species
  • 151 families
  • 650 genera
  • 1,602 species
  • 1,944 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution