Welcome to the CCH2 data portal

CCH2 serves data from specimens housed in member herbaria of the Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH). This portal has a worldwide scope and a broad taxonomic basis including vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, fungi, and lichens.

These data are currently growing due to the work of the California Phenology Thematic Collections Network (CAP-TCN; https://www.capturingcaliforniasflowers.org). This collaboration of 28 universities, research stations, natural history collections, and botanical gardens aims to capture images, label data, and phenological (i.e., flowering time) data from nearly 1 million herbarium specimens by 2022. Data contained in the CCH2 portal will continue to grow even after this time through the activities of the CCH member institutions.

The CCH2 portal is managed by UC Berkeley and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

For more information about the California Consortium of Herbaria (CCH) see:

Using CCH2 data:
Please refer to our Data Use Policy. The Consortium of California Herbaria asks that users not redistribute data obtained from this site. However, links or references to this site may be freely posted. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Jason Alexander (jason_alexander@berkeley.edu) or Katie Pearson (kdpearso@calpoly.edu).
More California specimen data may be found at the following portals: