Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History (UCSC)

The UC Santa Cruz Herbarium houses more than 13,500 vascular plants, algae, lichens, and bryophytes. The collection focuses primarily on Santa Cruz County and the University of California Reserves but also contains important specimens from throughout California. The collection archives research and publication voucher specimens and is also a student education resource. Notable collections include those of R. Morgan (1969-2017), Dylan Neubauer, David Styer (Fort Ord National Monument collections), Neal Kramer (Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve collections), and the Bureau of Land Management (Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument collections).
Contact: Chris Lay (Administrative Director); Al Keuter (Vascular Plants Curator) (;
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818da9e-b6a4-11e8-b408-001a64db2964
Digital Metadata: EML File
UCSC Herbarium, Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California, Santa Cruz
Department of Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA   95064
(831) 459-4763
Collection Statistics
  • 14,467 specimen records
  • 7,555 (52%) georeferenced
  • 2,598 (18%) with images
  • 11,303 (78%) identified to species
  • 208 families
  • 764 genera
  • 2,101 species
  • 2,738 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics