The Department of Biology maintains two greenhouses where plants are grown to support teaching and research activities. Small collections of ferns, amaryllis, bromeliads, cacti, miscellaneous succulents (including succulent euphorbias), orchids, complement the more prosaic teaching materials like begonias, coleus, impatiens, and geraniums. Plants are grown with artificial fertilizers but without resort to toxic pesticides. The two greenhouse ranges constitute approximately 10,000 square feet under glass. Each unit adjoins a common headhouse (workshop).
Inventory of plants. This list dates from an inventory of the greenhouse collection conducted in 1993. Since then it has been updated, partially, but it is not a full and accurate account of every plant in the UR greenhouse. It does, however, reflect the breadth and diversity of plants cultivated to support botanical teaching and research at UR.
Student assistance needed: help update our inventory.