University of Northern Iowa Botanical Center

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United States of America - Iowa - Cedar Falls

Institution Code: ISTC

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the University of Northern Iowa Botanical Center

For over 70 years,as part of their educational mission, the UNI Biology Botanical Center on central campus have housed a distinct array of living plants. This extensive and well displayed Teaching Collection contains a diversity of species that range from ancient tree ferns and cycads to a large number of economically important varieties from around the world. These excellent resources offer students the unique experience of seeing, smelling and touching living plants; learning first hand about the relationships between plant species and the evolution of plant species; climate and plant diversity; and plant adaptation to various climates and ecosystems. The ecological setting in which the plants are grown provides the basis for real life demonstrations of how organisms are connected within their environments. The botanical center operation itself allows for student internships on botancial center techniques and management.

Main Address:
University of Northern Iowa Botanical Center
Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls
Iowa 50614-0421 United States of America

Telephone: (319) 273-2247
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Billie Hemmer, Preserves Manager
    Curator's Name: Stephanie Witte, Botanical Center/Preserves Horticulturist
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1934
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 42.5136850
    Longitude: -92.4590200
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 250
  • Special Collections:Native and cultivated trees, lowland forest, uplant forest; aquatic, tropical, and desert plants.

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