800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
The USC Upstate Herbarium, which is open to the public by appointment, houses 18,000 labeled and mounted specimens of plant native to the Upstate and nearby areas. Please contact
Dr. Ben Montgomery to schedule a time to visit.
Plant identification services are available. Please contact Dr. Montgomery beforehand to discuss whether collection of a specimen is necessary or desirable, and if so, how to collect it in a manner that preserves its features for identification.
Click a link for additional information: Herbarium Database Search
Botany and Natural History of the Carolinas
Atlas of South Carolina PlantsOther Services Available
For more information, contact the Director of the Herbarium:Dr. Benjamin Montgomery
Office: Horace C. Smith Building, Room 316
Dr. Gillian Newberry, Professor of Biology, Emeritus
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?