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The Herbarium

The museum’s herbarium, with more than 80 classified species from La Conca de Barberà. Museum of Rural Life.

 

The museum’s herbarium, with more than 80 classified species from La Conca de Barberà. Museum of Rural Life.

 

Collection of dried, pressed plants systematically organised with both the local and scientific names, most of them used for research or teaching.

These plants are conserved for a long time and serve as a bank of information representing the flora or vegetation of a given region.

To make a herbarium, first the plants collected in the countryside have to been dried and dehydrated under pressure. Then they are placed between sheets of paper, usually newsprint. Finally, a weight is placed on top of them to press them flat.

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