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12 matching records found.
Label Query: Genus = "Pectocarya", Species = "penicillata"
Boraginaceae
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Hanford site, North of Gable Mountain.
Elev. 475 ft. T13N R26E S13 NE 1/4 of SW 1/4. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 800 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Open sage steppe. Aspect: 180 degrees, Slope 1%. In basalt sandy area in small swales. Associated species: Artemisia tridentata, Bromus tectorum, Draba verna, Poa sandbergii, Cryptantha circumcissa. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 333314
Florence E. Caplow 95043    16 May 1995
with Kathryn A. Beck
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
15177 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
333314 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Florence E. Caplow 
Collection #
95043 
Other Collectors
Kathryn A. Beck 
Date Collected
16 May 1995 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Hanford site, North of Gable Mountain. 
Elevation
475 ft. 
Coordinates
T13N R26E S13 NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 
Site Description
Open sage steppe. Aspect: 180 degrees, Slope 1%. 
Specimen Notes
In basalt sandy area in small swales. Associated species: Artemisia tridentata, Bromus tectorum, Draba verna, Poa sandbergii, Cryptantha circumcissa. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
2. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
Along Columbia River just below Colockum Creek.
47.299574°, -120.08966°. Datum: WGS84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Sandy slopes. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 134410
George H. Ward 330    3 May 1946
2. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
15178 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
134410 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
3. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
    Annotated by WTU, 25 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George H. Ward 
Collection #
330 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
3 May 1946 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Along Columbia River just below Colockum Creek. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.299574°, -120.08966° 
Site Description
Sandy slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
3. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
In McLoughlin's Draw area, below east wall of Upper Grand Coulee.
47.94167°, -119.00222°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Dry, open places, floor of coulee. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 143232; Barcode: WTU-V-014734
Xerpha M. Gaines 562    31 May 1951
with T. H. Scheffer
3. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
15179 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
143232 
Barcode
WTU-V-014734 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Xerpha M. Gaines 
Collection #
562 
Other Collectors
T. H. Scheffer 
Date Collected
31 May 1951 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
In McLoughlin's Draw area, below east wall of Upper Grand Coulee. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.94167°, -119.00222° 
Site Description
Dry, open places, floor of coulee. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Boraginaceae
4. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
West of Cle Elum.
47.2°, -120.999722°. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Sagebrush slopes. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 19496JWT
J. William Thompson 8233    1 May 1932
4. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
15180 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
19496JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
    Annotated by I. M. Johnston.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
8233 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 May 1932 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
West of Cle Elum. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.2°, -120.999722° 
Site Description
Sagebrush slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
5. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Okanogan County:
Alongside road to Conconully.
48.5575°, -119.74861°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 19496
Charles B. Fiker 769    4 Jun 1932
5. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
15181 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
19496 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
    Annotated by I. M. Johnston.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Charles B. Fiker 
Collection #
769 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
4 Jun 1932 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Okanogan 
Locality
Alongside road to Conconully. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.5575°, -119.74861° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
6. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Yakima County:
10 miles north of Sunnyside in Rattlesnake Hills.
46.468669°, -120.0075°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Sagebrush desert, badly over-sheeped. Plants prostrate. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 93374
C. L. Hitchcock 8216    23 May 1944
with C. V. Muhlick
6. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
15182 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
93374 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
2. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
8216 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
23 May 1944 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Yakima 
Locality
10 miles north of Sunnyside in Rattlesnake Hills. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.468669°, -120.0075° 
Site Description
Sagebrush desert, badly over-sheeped. 
Specimen Notes
Plants prostrate. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
7. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Douglas County:
Along East Foster Creek.
T28N R27E S24 NW 1/4. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Saline clay. Under Sarcobatus; Atypical form with fruits having bristles throughout the margins and with 2 of 4 nutlets having broader wings. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 340213
Curtis R. Bjork 3084     May 1997
7. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
15184 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
340213 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Curtis R. Bjork 
Collection #
3084 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
May 1997 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Douglas 
Locality
Along East Foster Creek. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
T28N R27E S24 NW 1/4 
Site Description
Saline clay. 
Specimen Notes
Under Sarcobatus; Atypical form with fruits having bristles throughout the margins and with 2 of 4 nutlets having broader wings. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
8. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Hanford Site at north base of mountain.
Elev. 450 ft. T13N R27E S19. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 800 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
In sandy swale at north base of mountian, in dark basalt sand. With Artemisia tridentata, Cryptantha circumcissa, Poa sandbergii, Loelingia squarrosa var. squarrosa, Drabe verna. Growing in an area with a high diversity of native annual species. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 353347
Kathryn A. Beck 9559    21 May 1995
with Florence E. Caplow
8. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
26076 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
353347 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
    Annotated by Kathryn A. Beck.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Kathryn A. Beck 
Collection #
9559 
Other Collectors
Florence E. Caplow 
Date Collected
21 May 1995 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Hanford Site at north base of mountain. 
Elevation
450 ft. 
Coordinates
T13N R27E S19 
Site Description
In sandy swale at north base of mountian, in dark basalt sand. With Artemisia tridentata, Cryptantha circumcissa, Poa sandbergii, Loelingia squarrosa var. squarrosa, Drabe verna. 
Specimen Notes
Growing in an area with a high diversity of native annual species. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
9. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
The Potholes (coulee).
T19N R23E S10. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Disturbed soil near power line. Plentiful. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 202212
R. C. Bunn 1446    24 Apr 1946
9. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
127252 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
202212 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R. C. Bunn 
Collection #
1446 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
24 Apr 1946 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
The Potholes (coulee). 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
T19N R23E S10 
Site Description
Disturbed soil near power line. 
Specimen Notes
Plentiful. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
10. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
Along old Wagongap Road, above Deep Lake, Dry Falls Park.
47.58833°, -119.34°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 181944
Xerpha M. Gaines 341    9 May 1950
with T. H. Scheffer
10. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
127257 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
181944 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Xerpha M. Gaines 
Collection #
341 
Other Collectors
T. H. Scheffer 
Date Collected
9 May 1950 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
Along old Wagongap Road, above Deep Lake, Dry Falls Park. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.58833°, -119.34° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
11. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Chelan County:
Swakane Canyon floor, 5.6 miles up from mouth, at sharp bend in canyon.
Elev. 2378 ft. 47° 35.739' N, 120° 22.869' W. Coordinate Source: GPS.
North and south-facing hillsides, scattered with Pinus ponderosa; Balsamorhiza and Ceanothus very common. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 370351
Ben Legler 2710    20 May 2005
11. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
157195 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
370351 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 16 2007. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
2710 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
20 May 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Swakane Canyon floor, 5.6 miles up from mouth, at sharp bend in canyon. 
Elevation
2378 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 35.739' N, 120° 22.869' W 
Site Description
North and south-facing hillsides, scattered with Pinus ponderosa; Balsamorhiza and Ceanothus very common. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
12. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
Colockum Wildlife Area. At Collins Spring 0.85 air miles southwest of mouth of Tekison Creek.
Elev. 1180 ft. 47° 9.52' N, 120° 1.583' W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 4 meters.
Flowing spring in broad gulch, with Populus balsamifera, Prunus virginiana, Equisetum, Lepidium perfoliatum; among sagebrush. Corolla white; locally common in moist open rocky soil. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 376661; Barcode: WTU-V-014733
Ben Legler 3726    26 Apr 2007
with Pam Camp
12. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
Database ID
164450 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
376661 
Barcode
WTU-V-014733 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Accepted Name
Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC. 
Annotation History
1. Pectocarya penicillata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 6 2007. Sources: Ill. Fl. of B.C..  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
3726 
Other Collectors
Pam Camp 
Date Collected
26 Apr 2007 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
Colockum Wildlife Area. At Collins Spring 0.85 air miles southwest of mouth of Tekison Creek. 
Elevation
1180 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 9.52' N, 120° 1.583' W 
Site Description
Flowing spring in broad gulch, with Populus balsamifera, Prunus virginiana, Equisetum, Lepidium perfoliatum; among sagebrush. 
Specimen Notes
Corolla white; locally common in moist open rocky soil. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

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Database Field Descriptions:
Database ID
Each of our backend databases assigns a unique and persistent integer ID to each specimen record. A GUID (globally unique identifier) can be formed from this by combining it with the herbarium and collection acronyms (example: WTU-VP-12733).
Herbarium
Every herbarium is referred to by a unique acronym. Ours is WTU, which stands for Washington Territorial University. Our database also includes some specimens housed at NOCA (North Cascades National Park Herbarium) and MORA (Mount Rainier National Park Herbarium). For a complete listing of herbarium acronyms, see Index Herbariorum.
Collection
WTU's specimens are physically housed in separate collections according to taxonomic groups: Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, and Fungi.
Dataset
Some specimens are grouped into "Datasets," representing such things as incorporated herbaria or major collecting projects.
Accession
Each of WTU's Vascular Plant specimens is assigned an accession number. Our other collections lack accession numbers (see Barcode instead). Ideally, each specimen would have a unique accession number, but this fails in practice. Some accession numbers include "JWT" after the number; these indicate specimens originating from the herbarium of J. William Thompson that were integrated into WTU's collections but not re-accessioned with WTU numbers. Accession numbers followed by an "A", "B", or other single letter represent sheets with multiple collections mounted on them, all using the same accession number.
Barcode
Our Bryophyte, Algae, Lichen, Fungi, and some Vascular Plant specimens are assigned pre-printed barcode stickers. These follow the format "WTU-C-######", where C represents a code for the collection (one of: V, B, A, L, F) and ###### represents a zero-padded, six-digit number.
Other Numbers
Specimens collected from North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks are assigned National Park Service accession and catalog numbers. These numbers are listed here.
Family
The scientific name of the family. Our database generally uses AGPIII and other current sources for vascular plant family names. However, our physical Vascular Plant collection is organized by the older Englerian sequence.
Accepted Name
For Vascular Plants, this gives the accepted name by which the specimen is currently known. The accepted name is derived by looking up the most recent annotation name in a synonymy table and finding its corresponding accepted name.
Annotation History
The sequence of annotations and scientific names given on the physical specimen is listed here, in order from the first to most recent. We treat the name on the original label as the first annotation.
Type Notes
If this is a type specimen, then information about its type status (holotype, isotype, etc.) and the name(s) for which it is a type is provided here.
Collector
The person who collected this specimen, as given on the label, and whose name is associated with the collection number on the label. If no collector name is given, we enter "unknown" into this field.
Collection #
A unique number assigned to the specimen by the collector. Different collectors use different numbering schemes; these may include the addition of prefixes (such as their initials or the year) or suffixes (such as an A or B). In the database, any prefixes and suffixes are included in the Collector's Number field exactly as they appear on the specimen label. When no collector number is given, we type "s.n." in this field.
Other Collectors
Other collectors that are listed on the label along with the primary collector, but whose collection number was not assigned to this specimen.
Date Collected
The date on which the specimen was collected, split up between day, month, and year in the database. Months are stored as nubmers (1-12) but displayed as three-letter abbreviations. Years are alway 4-digits long. Occasionally the label may give a range of dates. In such cases, the first date in the range is used as the collection date, and the entire collection date is entered into the Verbatim Date field as it appears on the label. If no date is given, then the date fields are left blank and a note is made in the Verbatim Date field.
Verbatim Date
The literal date string as displayed on the label; only used for dates that cannot be represented by a single day, month, and year.
Country
Name of the country from which the specimen was collected. Specimens from the United States of America are entered as "U.S.A."
State or Province
Name of the state or province from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. U.S. states are spelled out in full.
County
Name of the county, municipality, borough, parish, or equivalent political unit from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. The designation (such as "county") is not included in the field value.
Locality
A text description of the location where the specimen was collected, as given on the specimen label. May include national park, national forest, and other land use designations. Older collections often have short and imprecise locality data. Detailed locality data for rare species (threatened, endangered, sensitive, watch, ...) is included in our database but omitted from the search results.
Elevation
Elevations may be given either in feet or meters, and may include a minimum and maximum elevation, representing a range.
Coordinates
May include TRS/PLSS (township, range, section, quarter, etc.), latitude/longitude, and UTM. Coordinates for arare species are included in our database but omittedfrom the search results.
Site Description
This field includes all label information characterizing the site, such habitat, vegetation zone/association, substrate, slope, moisture, associated species, and so on - as the information appears on the specimen label.
Specimen Notes
Includes any characteristics pertaining to the plant specimen itself, such as flower color, fruit length, and plant height, along with information about the species, such as abundance and the precise location and micro-habitat where collected. Also includes any notes or text on the specimen that does not better fit into another field.
Phenology
Specifies the sexual maturity/condition of the specimen, such as flowering, fruiting, cone-bearing, spore-bearing, fertile, or sterile. Phenology is generally not given on the label; instead the person entering the record examines the specimen and selects the appropriate value.
Origin
Specifies whether the specimen is native or introduced to the state or country where it was collected. Origin data is rarely found on the specimen label; instead, it is entered during data entry either from a lookup table or from the date entry personnel's own knowledge. Origin data should be considered supplemental information, and should not be relied on as authoritative.
Cultivated
A Yes/No flag indicating if this is a cultivated specimen. Cultivated specimens generally do not represent valid distribution records and should be excluded from range maps or other geographic analyses.


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WTU makes a reasonable effort to prevent and correct data entry errors; however, we cannot guarantee that our database is free from typos, misidentifications, or inaccurate label data. Please use the information at your own discretion. Error corrections and comments can be sent to Ben Legler or David Giblin.

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