Collected on this day...
Each specimen has an important scientific and cultural story to tell.
Collected on March 3, 1992, this specimen was found in Franklin Township, Ohio (Adams County) by Allison Cusick. Although not at the time of collection, this site is now protected for conservation. Allison was a state botanist for Ohio and currently, an active Research Associate at the museum. He has collected more than 4,800 specimens (and counting) for the Carnegie Museum’s herbarium!
A rare species of conservation concern, Trillium nivale (snow trillium) grows less than 4 inches tall and is the smallest of the Trilliums. Found in rich forest understories, it is one of the earliest spring flowers to bloom in our region, sometimes even while snow is still on the ground! Spring will arrive soon, although this year it seems it already arrived...