Dinosaur National Monument Herbarium (NPS-DINO)

Dinosaur’s herbarium represents and perpetuates a longtime legacy of botanists collecting, curating, and researching plant taxa within the park, as well as the monument’s remarkable flora. Situated at the convergence of five ecoregions, and featuring a wide range of geology and topography, the Monument has historically been a study site for dozens of rare, local and edaphic endemic plants, with at least 11 type specimens, and 95 species currently listed as special status or of conservation concern. The herbarium’s physical and digital presence is home to over 800 taxa and almost 3,000 specimens, part of an increasingly vital network of Intermountain botanical resources.

Natural Resource Specialist: Emily Spencer, emily_spencer@nps.gov
Curator & Paleontologist: ReBecca Hunt-Foster, rebecca_hunt-foster@nps.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bc643fa2-41d1-48a9-80f7-cbad79ba90e3
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: National Park Service
Access Rights: Public Domain
Dinosaur National Monument Herbarium
National Park Service
Dinosaur National Monument
11625 E 1500 S
Jensen, Utah   84035
970-374-3055; 435-781-7703
Collection Statistics
  • 2,943 specimen records
  • 2,930 (100%) georeferenced
  • 2,938 (100%) with images (2,940 total images)
  • 2,938 (100%) identified to species
  • 100 families
  • 353 genera
  • 653 species
  • 870 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Encalypta (2)