Steven Worth Leonard

A portrait of Steven Worth Leonard looking of camera in the forest.

(b. 1943) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates more than 1,700 vascular plant specimens and about 90 bryophyte specimens collected by Steven Worth Leonard.  As we continue to catalog our collections we will find more specimens collected by him. Most specimens were collected in the United States, particularly in the…

Francis Joseph LeClair

A black and white photograph of Francis Joseph LeClair.

(21 June 1884 – 11 November 1973) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 100 vascular plant specimens collected by Francis J. LeClair. Without doubt more will be found as cataloging of collections continues. LeClair collected specimens throughout the southeastern United States, especially in Bay Minette (Baldwin County, Alabama),…

Charles Fuller Baker

A black and white portrait of Charles Fuller Baker.

22 March, 1872 — 22 July 1927 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about one hundred vascular plant specimens collected by Charles Fuller Baker — about a dozen collected solely by him in 1898, and another eighty or so collected with Franklin Sumner Earle in 1896-1899.   Most were collected in…

Ivey Foreman Lewis

(3 August 1882 – 16 March 1964) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged less than a dozen botanical specimens collected by Ivey Foreman Lewis. Most specimens were collected ca. 1901 near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus while he was an undergraduate. A few were collected…

Wade Thomas Batson, Jr.

A photograph of Wade T. Batson, Jr.

(1912-2015) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 150 vascular plant specimens collected by Batson, who usually signed his herbarium labels “W. T. Batson”.  Without doubt more specimens will be found as we continue to catalog our collections.  Most of Batson’s specimens at NCU were collected in South Carolina;…

Goodwin LeBaron Foster

A black and white portrait of Goodwin LeBaron Foster.

(4 June 1891 – March 1977) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 50 vascular plant specimens collected by Goodwin LeBaron Foster, who signed his specimens and scientific papers “G.L. Foster.”  Foster was clearly keen on collecting and keen on his status as an alumnus of Dartmouth College, as…

Bruce Alexander Sorrie

A portrait of Bruce Sorrie placing his hand against the trunk of a tree.

b. 1944 Bruce Sorrie with Taxodium ascendens in Moore County, North Carolina in 22 November, 2011. Photo by Kathy Ann Walsh. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) is Bruce Sorrie’s primary repository for specimens collected for the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program and for other botanical projects throughout the southeastern United…

Helen Shedd Sherwin

photo for Herbarium bio of collector Helen Shedd Sherwin

(4 August 1921 – 23 November 1990 ) Helen Shedd Sherwin was born in Raleigh, North Carolina to Edith Sherwin nee Dodson and Melvin Ernest Sherwin.  Her father was a professor of agriculture at North Carolina State College in that city.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Women’s College of the University of North Carolina (which later became…

Luther Stanford Beard

(21 February 1929 – 22 November 2012) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates over 270 vascular plant specimens collected by Luther Stanford Beard. Without doubt more specimens collected by Beard will be found as NCU continues to catalog collections.  Beard signed herbarium labels as “L. S. Beard” and was known…