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What you need

  • Leaves
  • ​Weights (heavy books or bricks)
  • Thick paper
  • Sticky tape
  • ​Pencil 
A Herbarium is a collection of preserved plant specimens used for scientific study. Create your own Herbarium collection of plants from your garden, school ground or the park. Pick at least 5 plants and prepare them as pressed, dried and mounted specimens.


Questions

 
  • Which plants were easiest to press?
  • Which were the easiest to mount? 
  • Were there plants that you could not prepare for your Herbarium?
  • How did they differ from the easy ones?
  • How do botanists use Herbaria for their research?  

 

 Useful Links

http://brahmsonline.kew.org/Content/Projects/msbp/resources/Training/15-making-herbarium-specimens.pdf

https://compleatnaturalist.com/how-to-press-and-dry-plants/