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Russell Johnson Herbarium

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The Russell Johnson herbarium is housed in the library of the Cambridge Campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Cambridge, Minnesota.

The herbarium is a collection of pressed and dried plant specimens including seedless vascular plants (mostly ferns: Pteridophyta), gymnosperms (mostly Coniferophyta) and angiosperms (flowering plants: Magnoliophyta). Specimens continue to be added to the collections.

The herbarium serves students as a plant reference collection from which they can learn botanical classification, plant relationships and experience examples of the magnitude of botanical diversity.  Students can also learn plant preservation, storage techniques and shelving models.

Visitors are always welcome to the herbarium. The open hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Visitors may wish to view specimens or compare plants they have with the collection for identification and classification. Several resources are available to assist in identifying plants. Groups are encouraged to arrange for a tour.



































Herbarium phone: 763-433-1888
Curators: Phil Anderson and Mary Januschka
Address: 300 Spirit River Drive S., Cambridge, MN 55008
Librarian: Bonnie Boese, 763-433-1807