The University of North Carolina Herbarium has
catalogued about 300 specimens collected by Steven R. Hill. Most specimens are from Florida, South
Carolina, and Maryland, though other southeastern states are well
represented. As cataloguing
continues, without doubt many hundreds more specimens collected by Hill will
be found in NCU’s collection.
Other herbaria that hold
Hill’s specimens include CLEMS and ILLS.
Steven Hill graduated from
Bates College in 1972 with degrees in Geology and Botany. He earned M.A. in Botany from Lehman
College of the City University of New York in 1974, then a Ph.D. in Botany
from Texas A&M in 1979 with his dissertation, “A revision of the genus Malvastrum A. Gray (Malvaceae: Malveae).”
Hill taught at the
University of Maryland in College Park and was Curator of the Norton-Brown
Herbarium (MARY) from 1979 to 1987. In
April of 1987 he moved to Clemson University and was an Adjunct Assistant
Professor in the Department of Forestry in addition to being the Curator of
the Herbarium (CLEMS). Since 1994 he
has been a botanist with the Illinois Natural History Survey in
Champaign, Illinois, and since 1995 has been an Adjunct Associate Professor
in the Departments of Plant Biology and Natural Resources & Environmental
Hill maintains the “List of
the Organisms of Illinois” database as well as continuing his research on
plant systematic and surveys of rare/threatened/endangered plant species.
1982. A monograph of the genus Malvastrum A. Gray (Malvaceae:
Malveae). Rhodora 84: 1-83, 159-264, 317-409.
Hill, S.R. 1986. 100 Poisonous Plants of Maryland. Bulletin 314
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Hill, S.R. and A. James. 1998. New plant records for Dominica, Lesser
Antilles. Sida 18: 297-305.
Hill, S.R. 1999. The Relict Flora of Ice Ponds in South Carolina. Castanea
Hill, S.R. 2002. Malvaceae, pp. 370 - 375, in Baldwin, B.G, et al., eds.
2002. The Jepson Desert Manual - Vascular Plants of Southeastern
California. University of California Press: Berkeley. xiv, 624 pp.,