Welcome to the updated Burke Herbarium Image Collection web site!
The Image Collection web site presents photographs and information for the vascular plants, macrofungi, and lichenized fungi of Washington state. Photographs are accompanied by distribution maps, species descriptions, synonymy, and links to additional resources. An easy to use identification key is provided for vascular plants.
Washington is home to an estimated 3,651 species of vascular plants, 2,411 species of macrofungi, and 1,190 species of lichenized fungi across a diverse array of landscapes from lush coastal rainforests to dry sagebrush plains, high alpine meadows and much more in between.
The Burke Herbarium and its partners have also released wildflower identification apps for Washington and Idaho based in part on content from the Burke Herbarium Image Collection. The macrofungal portion of the Image Collection web site reproduces photographs and species descriptions from Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, published by Timber Press.
See what's new! Access recently added or updated species pages and photos.
The University of Washington Herbarium and its partners have released plant identification apps for the wildflowers of Washington (1,021 species) and Idaho (810 species), based in part on information contained in the Burke Herbarium Image Collection web site. The apps run on Apple, Android, and Amazon Kindle mobile devices (both phone and tablets).
» Visit High Country Apps for more information.
This printed field guide by Steve Trudell and Joe Ammirati covers more than 450 species of macrofungi found in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, and British Columbia, with an emphasis on forested habitats of western Washington and Oregon. Many photographs and species descriptions from the book are reproduced on the Burke Herbarium Image Collection web site, with permission from the authors.