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The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden



The Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship Fund
at the University of North Carolina Herbarium

2018 Mohr Intern
in the University of North Carolina Herbarium:


Hannah Medford

Click here for more information about what she is doing as an Intern!

Former Mohr Interns and their projects:
2012:  Daniel Adams – Reorganization of the Mycological Collection at NCU
2012:  Christine Gang –  Morphometrics of Trichostema of the Southeastern United States
2013:  Derick Poindexter – Morphology-based reassessment of Marshallia
2014:  Derick Poindexter – Typification & variation in Pycnanthemum and taxonomic re-evaluation of Stipulicida
2014:  Kevan Schoonover --  Imaging & databasing phycological collection of the University of Alabama for National Science Foundation Macroalgae Digitization Project
2016:  Ellie Kravets – Cataloging specimens given to NCU by Jesup Herbarium of Dartmouth College, especially those collected by Herbert H. Smith in Colombia, 1898-1901



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Elizabeth Heston
& granddaughter Hailey Mohr
Heston share the family love for plants


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Charles Mohr (1824-1901)

Elizabeth Burch Heston graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1954. She currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, and her passion is gardening – the cultivation of daylilies in particular. Her sister, Barbara Safford, UNC-CH class of 1959, lives in Connecticut.  Together they have established the Charles T. Mohr Internship to honor their great-great-grandfather, botanist Charles Theodore Mohr (1824 – 1901).

Charles Mohr was one of Alabama’s first botanists. He was granted an honorary Ph.D. in 1893 by the University of Alabama in recognition of his contributions to the knowledge of the State’s flora and geology. He is best known as the author of Plant Life in Alabama, published in 1901.

If you are interested in applying for the Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship, please contact Alan S. Weakley, Herbarium Director, at (919) 619-1101 or by email at . Any internship candidate should demonstrate keen interest in the flora of the southeastern United States, have good typing skills, and have an interest in learning how to use and curate herbarium specimens.

To make a contribution to or to obtain more information about the Charles T. Mohr Internship Fund, please contact Stephen Keith, Associate Director for Development at the North Carolina Botanical Garden at (919) 962-9458 or by email at

L. J. Davenport (1988) Charles Mohr, Botanist. Alabama Heritage 10: 32-45.

Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (2004) The Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship Fund Endowment Agreement. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

C. T. Mohr. Index of Botanists. Harvard University Herbaria.


University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931


Last Updated: 29 March 2018