Labelling specimens

Labelling specimens

It is essential that you include a label with every specimen. The data label is a very important part of a herbarium specimen. It contains information that the plant specimen cannot show by itself. Look carefully at the example below and be sure to follow the same format.

Note: Labels must be clearly worded and legible. Correction fluids or masking tapes should not be used on herbarium labels as they can deteriorate and peel off over time. Labels should be filled out by the collector where possible.

This page last updated on 23 Sep 2012