South Dakota State University (C. A. Taylor) Herbarium (SDSU-SDC)

The SDSU Herbarium dates back to 1881 and the foundation of South Dakota College. The herbarium was designated the C. A. Taylor Herbarium in 1994 to honor Charles Arthur Taylor, Jr. who dedicated 40 years of his life to its maintenance and growth. A significant part of the herbarium is the many collections "Charlie" Taylor brought with him from the Ithaca, NY area and elsewhere. The herbarium at SDSU has grown to >70,000 accessions due largely to more recent floristic studies focused on such areas as the Black Hills National Forest, the Fort Pierre and Grand River National Grasslands, and wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region. We are in the early stages of specimen digitization, with >13,000 databased (none imaged) thus far.
Contact: Dr. Gary Larson (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7b4f17b9-3058-4cc3-913e-eed0ded03bcf
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: South Dakota State University
South Dakota State University Herbarium
Dept. of Natural Resource Management
P.O. Box 2104A
Berg Agricultural Hall 330
Brookings, South Dakota   57007-0595
United States
[1] (605) 690-3435
Collection Statistics
  • 13,932 specimen records
  • 4,300 (31%) georeferenced
  • 13,875 (100%) identified to species
  • 186 families
  • 883 genera
  • 2,443 species
  • 2,975 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics