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RU8905

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Why are small collections like ours so important?

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The label from the herbarium specimen above, collected in 1935 by Bob Platt III. Platt contributed a substantial number of our specimens from the 1930s. Locations include Radford and its environs - in many habitats that no longer exist! Specimens like this give us a snapshot of the past - a view of this region nearly 8 decades ago.