Welcome to the website of the Sewanee Herbarium. Please explore the site with the yellow menu to the left.
The Sewanee Herbarium is involved in education, research, and conservation. We acquire and maintain a collection of pressed and mounted plant specimens with emphasis on the flora of the Sewanee Domain and the immediate four-county area in Tennessee. In addition, we are developing computer databases for species distribution information.
From the Winter 2011 issue of the Sewanee Plant Press...
Chris Parrish - Amateur Biologist
Chris Parrish is an amateur biologist in the best sense of the word: someone who is devoted to the study of biology, but who does not do it for a living. He is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Sewanee. Chris has been here at Sewanee for more than two decades, shepherding students through the rigors of algorithmic thought, but spending most vacations traveling throughout the Americas to study and photograph birds and — most recently — lichens.Mushroom Observer where you can find introductory pages to his Marolichens of North America.
The Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria provides an online tool for creating lichen checklists for any locality in North America.