Chadron State College, High Plains Herbarium (CSCN)

Founded around 1960, the High Plains Herbarium at Chadron State College (CSCN) houses over 65,000 plant specimens and is the second largest collection in Nebraska. Historically our focus has been on the vascular flora of the Nebraska Panhandle, southwestern South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, with special emphasis on the Nebraska Pine Ridge escarpment and Sandhills. We also have a strong representation of material from the central Great Plains, particularly Nebraska and Kansas as well as the Rocky Mountains. In recent years we have expanded our holdings to include over 3000 bryophyte and nearly 1000 lichen specimens, mostly from the Nebraska Panhandle. The herbarium also houses the personal herbarium and library of plantsman Claude A. Barr and the personal papers of ethnobotanist George Morgan, in addition to collections of native art and an extensive historic pharmaceutical collection.

Contacts: Steven B. Rolfsmeier,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2efdd5c1-82d1-4b4a-b87a-212c74acc3b4
Digital Metadata: EML File
Chadron State College
High Plains Herbarium
1000 Main Street
Chadron, Nebraska   69337-2690
[1] (308) 432-6385
Collection Statistics
  • 57,673 specimen records
  • 42,970 (75%) georeferenced
  • 51,611 (89%) with images (51,890 total images)
  • 57,528 (100%) identified to species
  • 240 families
  • 1,532 genera
  • 5,244 species
  • 6,698 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics