Cabinet Curiosities

Our “Cabinet Curiosities” series explores significant items in our Herbarium collection. Posts are written by staff, volunteers, and interns.

Rows (and Rose) of Wood!

This summer the BRIT Herbarium began investigating and curating a unique collection of specimens comprised mostly from the Houston Public Museum (HPM) (now known as the Houston Museum

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Holiday Botany: Poinsettia

The poinsettia is a quintessential part of typical holiday decor. Its bright red, burgundy, or white foliage are common sights in locations both private and public throughout the winter months, from apartment balconies and church altars to bank lobbies and coffeehouses.

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Frontera, Texas

Our “Cabinet Curiosities” series explores significant items in our Herbarium collection. Posts are contributed by staff, volunteers, and interns. In 1852, the former Republic of

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Nameless in the Living Herbarium

Article originally published in The Leaflet (March 2014) by Brian Witte, PhD, BRIT Research Associate Identifying a nameless specimen brings tremendous satisfaction. Naming seems simple.  It’s just two

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