The Green Plant Herbarium holds in excess of 370,000 accessioned vascular plants. The collection, formerly at the University of Toronto, is now owned by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Department of Natural History. The Green Plant Herbarium comprises the former Vascular Plant Herbarium (also TRT) and the bryological collections that were housed in the Cryptogamic Herbarium (TRTC), hence the change of name. TRT also houses the algae that were formerly held at TRTC. Important collections include those of H. V. Begley, C. D. Bird, H. H. Brown, T. J. W. Burgess, R. F. Cain, P. M. Catling, F. Cook, T. A. Dickinson, J.-P. Frahm, F. C. Fyre, S. Hattori, M. Heimburger, J. C. Krug, M. Landon, J. Macoun, S. McKay-Kuja, J. K. Morton (personal herbarium, North American material), E. A. Moxley, J. B. Phipps, J. Riley, V. Schiffner, W. Scott, J. H. Soper, T. M. C. Taylor, J. Walker, W. Watson, A. White, J. White, and R. E. Whiting.
The ROM Green Plant Herbarium houses plant specimens documenting the Ontario flora, and allied floras of North America and Eurasia. Specimens from other floras, including neotropical (Grenada, Guyana) provide broad taxonomic coverage. Images are collected that relate to the taxa and taxon associations (vegetation units) represented in the herbarium. The herbarium also holds Quaternary and archaeobotanical collections from Ontario, other provinces and territories, and adjacent states, with collections from Florida, Minnesota, and Grenada. These include stratified botanical fossils from studies of past vegetation, climate, hydrology, and limnology.
This dataset comprises digitized specimen records of vascular plants, identified to species. Current emphasis is on woody plants of Ontario, and Crataegus of North America.