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Arnold Arboretum

Search our Plant Collections

Records are housed in our collections managment software BG-BASE. Search functionality is hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Living Plant Inventory

The Arnold Arboretum’s living collections can be searched by entering one or more words of a scientific or common name. Locate plants on the grounds using our interactive map applications. Discover more about our living collections, plant locations, inventory methods, and additional resources.


Legacy Plant Inventory

The Arnold Arboretum’s legacy (e.g., dead, removed) collections can be searched by entering one or more words of a scientific or common plant name. Prior to conducting a search, please consider the following:

Read more about ongoing legacy collection digitization projects.


Cultivated Herbarium Search

The Arnold Arboretum’s Cultivated Herbarium collections can be searched by entering one or more words of a scientific name, family name, or Arboretum accession number. Read more about our Cultivated Herbarium.


Search Seed Images

The Arnold Arboretum’s Seed Herbarium collections can be searched by entering the scientific name, family name, or Arboretum accession number. Read more about our Seed Herbarium.


Search Examples

For all of the above searches:

Topical Searches

The Arboretum periodically provides its collection data to institutions offering the following searches:

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