Time is running out. Act now to save our rare plant collection! There are only seven days left until the end of our fundraising campaign. We have made tremendous progress. Thank you for your incredibly generous support and for sharing news of our mission with your friends and colleagues.
In addition to these rare granite outcrop plants, the Emory Herbarium is also home to many specimens of medicinal plants—some of which come from our beautiful state of Georgia. For example, bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) has a long history of use as a medicine in Native American traditions for warts, respiratory illness, and more. Other plants of the Georgia forests, like Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), were also used in traditional medicine for warts, and compounds extracted from this plant were later developed into the important cancer drug Etoposide!
There is so much that we can learn from nature. On this Earth Day, please show your support to plant research and education by making a donation to the Emory Herbarium today!