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The seed lab is proud to present the Emil Zivney Seed Collection in a dedicated, permanent display space. Several hundred of the largest and most interesting seeds, pods and artwork are displayed. If you wish to view or study other portions of this massive collection, please make arrangements in advance.
The collection includes seeds of over 20,000 individual species, over 4,000 seed pods, seed crafts and jewelry, and is one of the largest privately amassed collections in the world. Particularly notable specimens include:
Only a small portion of the collection is displayed in these cases; most is being stored awaiting funds and additional display space. Over the years, the labels and tags identifying the seeds in the collection have started to deteriorate. Emil Zivney's family recognized the need for on-going maintenance of the collection and established an endowment to help meet this need. If you would like to contribute to the Zivney funds or create a separate fund to help in this project, please contact the OSU Seed Lab at 541-737-4464, the OSU Crop Science Department or the OSU Foundation.