App State’s Andrew Jenkins ’12, senior lecturer in the Department of Biology, displays an oak leaf while guiding App State students and local community members on a May 2022 hike in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Ridge Conservancy photo

Since 1958, App State's Southern Appalachian plant collection has aided research, teaching and conservation
Feb 27, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — With a High Country winter settled over Boone, thousands of plant specimens rest in perpetual bloom on Appalachian State University’...

Herbarium speciment

Herbarium and Turchin Center team up for new exhibit
Jan 30, 2018

Guest curated by faculty and staff in the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University, High Country Herbarium: Preserving Plants and Pl...

Upcoming Plant ID Workshop
Mar 7, 2017

The I.W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium, located in Rankin Science West, will hold a Plant ID workshop on April 29, 2017. It is free and open to the public....

Herbarium to Host Booth at STEAM Expo
Mar 7, 2017

The Herbarium will host a booth at the STEAM Expo on April 7, 2017. STEAM Expo is an NC Science Festival event. More information about the Steam Expo ...

Herbarium Workshop at Association of Southeastern Biologists annual meeting
Mar 7, 2017

Dr. Zack Murrell and graduate students Jordan and Tesa will be facilitating a workshop at the Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting titled "H...

Acquisition of Liverwort collection
Oct 7, 2014

The I.W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium has recently acquired a collection of Liverworts by Marie L. Hicks, author of Guide to the Liverworts of North Carol...

App State awarded NSF grant for biodiversity database project!
Jun 8, 2011

Appalachian State awarded an NSF grant for biodiversity database project! Check back for updates....