The mission of the Kansas State University Herbarium is to:
- document plant diversity over space and time, and preserve specimen resources into the future;
- facilitate basic and applied collections-based research (taxonomic, floristic and other);
- enhance teaching of plant systematics;
- serve as a source of plant taxonomic information to applied workers and the general public.
The Herbarium has a focus on the flora of the central Great Plains, and use of the research facility to advance our understanding of regional biodiversity is encouraged.