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Herbarium: ‘Preserving Plants’. Part of University of Leicester: Curious Co...

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Adrian Building

University of Leicester

University Road

Leicester

LE1 7RH

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Find out how this superb collection of pressed plants has been built up and how it is used to support scientific research and teaching.

  • See how specimens are prepared for archiving.
  • Learn about the vast store of information contained with each specimen and how this can be used to study a range of things from evolutionary relationships and chemical constituents to changes in distribution patterns and flowering times driven by climate change.
  • Find out about the role of the herbarium in saving Leicestershire & Rutland’s rare and endangered plant species.
  • Look inside our very own local genebank.

Please meet in Foyer area of Adrian Building shortly before the advertised start time. The area is accessible for wheelchair users. We request that pushchairs & prams are left outside the herbarium. Children are welcome under parental/guardian supervision at all times.


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Adrian Building

University of Leicester

University Road

Leicester

LE1 7RH

United Kingdom

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