MPGU herbarium, founded in the 1890s, holds a collection of more than than 110 thousand preserved specimens and is the third largest  herbarium in Moscow (after the Moscow State University Herbarium and the Herbarium of the Main botanical garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences), and accumulated examples of 70 % of Russian flora. It has own international index – MOSP. The collections of the  herbarium are constantly being augmented through field research conducted on the territory of Russia. Annually more than 100 specimen are added to the collection. As a result, MPGU herbarium  makes a big contribution to scientific research in Russia.