PGM - Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (PGM)

The herbarium of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History contains approximately 7,500 specimens which are concerned principally with the vascular plants of Monterey County, California and the adjacent inner coast range mountains which border it, including collections from San Benito, western Fresno, and portions of Kings County. Ninety percent of the collections are from Monterey County, California. The herbarium includes the Monterey County collections of Beatrice F. Howitt, duplicates of specimens sent to CAS and identified by J.T. Howell resulting in: The Vascular Plants of Monterey County, California by Beatrice F. Howeitt and John Thomas Howell, The Wasmann Journal of Biology, Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring 1964 and Supplement published by The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Assoc, July, 1973.

Herbarium contact: Paul Vandecarr (
Herbarium Contact: Paul Vandecarr,
Data Contact (Interim): Jason Alexander,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 April 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 7,802 specimen records
  • 3,174 (41%) georeferenced
  • 7,675 (98%) identified to species
  • 164 families
  • 679 genera
  • 1,503 species
  • 1,978 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics