Plant of the week: Orogenia linearifolia (Indian Potato or Turkey Peas)


A member of the carrot/parsley family, Orogenia is only a couple of inches tall with a root that goes much deeper. The petals are white but the anthers and the top of the ovary are dark purplish, giving the look …



ichthyologyThe IMNH fish collection includes approximately 1000 specimens. Most of the specimens come from collections made by Professors and students in the Biological Sciences. Geographically, they represent the state of Idaho with concentration in Southeast Idaho.

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Herpetology (Reptiles and Amphibians)


herpetologyThe IMNH Herpetology collection includes nearly 2,500 cataloged specimens and represents one of the largest collections of Idaho amphibians and reptiles. It includes specimens from the former University of Idaho Collection, the Idaho and Montana Natural Heritage Programs, Craters of …