Where to Visit Plants
Visit plants in both horticultural and wild settings. Remember: don't pick flowers or collect plants in local, State, National Parks, State Scientific and Natural Areas, or Wildlife Management Areas. For more information on where and how to collect plants, visit our Making a plant collection page.
An arboretum is a living collection of trees and shrubs. Not only do arboreta serve as museums for woody plant species, they can help you envision what the sapling you plant in your front yard will look like in 20 years.
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN 56082
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
University of Wisconsin Arboretum
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
The Morton Arboretum Herbarium is housed on the Arboretum grounds.
Parks and Natural Areas
The sandstone bluffs at Seven-Mile Creek support a delightful array of very small plants. This liverwort was photographed by Alison Mahoney on a BIOL 442 field trip.
June in Fall's Creek State Natural Area, Washington County.
Photo: Alison Mahoney
Minnesota's Bookstore offers a wide variety of books on Minnesota's natural resources including guides to parks and natural areas, field guides, atlases, etc.