Richard Olmstead

Joined: Apr 06, 2012 Last Active: Jun 24, 2022 iNaturalist

I'm a Professor of plant systematics at the University of Washington, where I'm also the Herbarium Curator. My Ph.D. was on Scutellaria of western North America, which is about the only group I feel fully confident in my identifications. While the Pacific Northwest is home, I've worked mostly on Latin American plants professionally. My research interests include Verbenaceae, Bignoniaceae, Solanaceae, and Scrophulariaceae, among others.

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