The Old Dominion University Herbarium accepts specimens for the permanent collection through field work by faculty, staff, and students, gifts from individuals and institutions and exchanges with other institutions.  We welcome the submission of plant and fungal specimens from all geographic areas. We are especially interested in native and naturalized plants from Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the southeastern United States. To maintain the integrity and scientific utility of the collection, we have strict guidelines for preparing, maintaining, and using specimens of the ODU herbarium.  Please read the ODU_Collection policy for further details.