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Label Query: Genus = "Anchusa", Species = "officinalis"
Boraginaceae
1. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Colorado, Boulder County:
Boulder Canyon, bike path just west of town.
Flowers blue-purple, 1 to 3 feet tall. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU
Richard G. Olmstead 960    16 May 1992
1. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
1136 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.
    Annotated by Richard G. Olmstead.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Richard G. Olmstead 
Collection #
960 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
16 May 1992 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Colorado 
County
Boulder 
Locality
Boulder Canyon, bike path just west of town. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Flowers blue-purple, 1 to 3 feet tall. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
2. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Ferry County:
Grassy hillside at Republic.
48.64833°, -118.73667°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Corollas pink to deep bluish-purple. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 126689
C. L. Hitchcock 17553    21 Jun 1948
2. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
14875 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
126689 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
17553 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
21 Jun 1948 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Ferry 
Locality
Grassy hillside at Republic. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.64833°, -118.73667° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Corollas pink to deep bluish-purple. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
3. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Pea Patch, Marymoor Park, 0.8 air km N of Sammamish. Redmond.
Elev. 10 ft. T25N R5E S13. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Tilled ground, with Symphytum xuplandicum. Blue-purple flowers, weed in vegetable rows. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 347492
P. F. Zika 15527    1 Oct 2000
3. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
14876 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
347492 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
15527 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Oct 2000 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Pea Patch, Marymoor Park, 0.8 air km N of Sammamish. Redmond. 
Elevation
10 ft. 
Coordinates
T25N R5E S13 
Site Description
Tilled ground, with Symphytum xuplandicum. 
Specimen Notes
Blue-purple flowers, weed in vegetable rows. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
4. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Spokane County:
Near Mead, Peone Prairie area.
47.7675°, -117.35389°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Growing by roadside. Edges of fields and along roadsides. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 173715
Xerpha M. Gaines 750    2 Jul 1952
with Al Overland, Adolph Lange
4. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
14877 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
173715 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Xerpha M. Gaines 
Collection #
750 
Other Collectors
Al Overland, Adolph Lange 
Date Collected
2 Jul 1952 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Spokane 
Locality
Near Mead, Peone Prairie area. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.7675°, -117.35389° 
Site Description
Growing by roadside. 
Specimen Notes
Edges of fields and along roadsides. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
5. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Spokane County:
4 miles southeast of Spangle.
47.386542°, -117.318652°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Roadside prairie formation; moist loamy soil. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 107956
Geo. G. Hedgcock s.n.    27 Jun 1935
5. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
125066 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
107956 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Geo. G. Hedgcock 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Jun 1935 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Spokane 
Locality
4 miles southeast of Spangle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.386542°, -117.318652° 
Site Description
Roadside prairie formation; moist loamy soil. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
6. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Spokane County:
South of Spangle.
47.4275°, -117.37917°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Roadside, sagebrush plains. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 5349JWT
J. William Thompson 9229    25 Jun 1933
6. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
125067 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
5349JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.
    Annotated by I. M. Johnston.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
9229 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Jun 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Spokane 
Locality
South of Spangle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.4275°, -117.37917° 
Site Description
Roadside, sagebrush plains. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
7. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Spokane County:
Cataldo, about 5 miles northeast of Spokane.
47.71004°, -117.349021°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Along a country road, near the historical marker. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 9563JWT
Sister Mary Milburge 1216    14 Jun 1936
7. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
125068 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
9563JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Sister Mary Milburge 
Collection #
1216 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
14 Jun 1936 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Spokane 
Locality
Cataldo, about 5 miles northeast of Spokane. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.71004°, -117.349021° 
Site Description
Along a country road, near the historical marker. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
8. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Wallowa County:
Along the Hat Point road just outside of Imnaha.
Elev. 2259 ft. 45° 33.37' N, 116° 49.86' W.
Associated with Stipa, Opuntia, Artemisia, Agropyron, Bromus, Erigeron; on dry hillside. Flowers blue; plants perennial. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 347951
Richard R. Halse 6036    19 Jun 2001
8. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
125069 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
347951 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Richard R. Halse 
Collection #
6036 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Jun 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Wallowa 
Locality
Along the Hat Point road just outside of Imnaha. 
Elevation
2259 ft. 
Coordinates
45° 33.37' N, 116° 49.86' W 
Site Description
Associated with Stipa, Opuntia, Artemisia, Agropyron, Bromus, Erigeron; on dry hillside. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers blue; plants perennial. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
9. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Eaton Drive, Route 2, near Hawthorne Road, Spokane.
Elev. 1640 ft. T26N R43E.
Adventive in sandy waste ground. Dark blue flowers, 1.5 meters tall. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 372232
Peter F. Zika 15077    3 Jun 2000
9. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
170115 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
372232 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.
    Annotated by Peter F. Zika.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
15077 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
3 Jun 2000 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Eaton Drive, Route 2, near Hawthorne Road, Spokane. 
Elevation
1640 ft. 
Coordinates
T26N R43E 
Site Description
Adventive in sandy waste ground. 
Specimen Notes
Dark blue flowers, 1.5 meters tall. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
10. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Campus of University of Washington, near green houses, Seattle.
Elev. 82 ft. T25N R4E S16. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Waste ground. Blue flowers, weed. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 372292
P. F. Zika 15048    30 May 2000
10. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
171022 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
372292 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
15048 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
30 May 2000 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Campus of University of Washington, near green houses, Seattle. 
Elevation
82 ft. 
Coordinates
T25N R4E S16 
Site Description
Waste ground. 
Specimen Notes
Blue flowers, weed. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
11. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Wallowa County:
Lower end of Trail Creek Road.
Wasted roadside. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 381197
David Gross 507    7 Sep 2009
11. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
178266 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
381197 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.
    Annotated by David Gross.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Gross 
Collection #
507 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Sep 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Wallowa 
Locality
Lower end of Trail Creek Road. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Wasted roadside. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
12. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Spokane County:
Junction of Route 395 and Farwell Road, Spokane.
Elev. 1771 ft. 47° 46.4' N, 117° 24.2' W.
Dry gravelly vacant lot, full sun, with Potentilla recta, Melilotus officinalis, Hypericum perforatum, Verbascum thapsus. Dark blue flowers, occasional weed in area. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 382092
Peter F. Zika 25102    1 Jul 2010
12. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
178712 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
382092 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
25102 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Jul 2010 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Spokane 
Locality
Junction of Route 395 and Farwell Road, Spokane. 
Elevation
1771 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 46.4' N, 117° 24.2' W 
Site Description
Dry gravelly vacant lot, full sun, with Potentilla recta, Melilotus officinalis, Hypericum perforatum, Verbascum thapsus. 
Specimen Notes
Dark blue flowers, occasional weed in area. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
13. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Along trails at south end of Washington Arboretum, Seattle.
47.632707°, -122.293962°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1500 meters. Georeferenced by Ibro Polovina. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Weedy. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 407298; Barcode: WTU-V-020344
Clayton Haberman s.n.    28 Apr 2006
13. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
2849353 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
407298 
Barcode
WTU-V-020344 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton Haberman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 Apr 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Along trails at south end of Washington Arboretum, Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.632707°, -122.293962° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Weedy. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Boraginaceae
14. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
West side of Interstate 5 corridor, near exit 127 for Route 512.
Elev. 95 m. 47.1643° N, 122.4799° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Grassy dry disturbed ground, full sun, with Plantago lanceolata, Poa bulbosa, Dactylis, Cytisus scoparius. Flowers dark blue, perennial, with large taproot, locally common. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 417143; Barcode: WTU-V-036788
Peter F. Zika 28762    21 May 2017
14. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
3193972 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
417143 
Barcode
WTU-V-036788 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
28762 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
21 May 2017 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
West side of Interstate 5 corridor, near exit 127 for Route 512. 
Elevation
95 m. 
Coordinates
47.1643° N, 122.4799° W 
Site Description
Grassy dry disturbed ground, full sun, with Plantago lanceolata, Poa bulbosa, Dactylis, Cytisus scoparius. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers dark blue, perennial, with large taproot, locally common. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Boraginaceae
15. Anchusa officinalis L.
U.S.A., Washington, Thurston County:
Cloverleaf Highway 512 and I-5.
47.163215°, -122.479689°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by John Haskins. Coordinate Source: Digital Map. Invalid coordinates (located outside county bounds).
Roadside. Scattered. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 423131; Barcode: WTU-V-060638
Rick Johnson s.n.    11 Jun 2015
15. Anchusa officinalis L.
Database ID
3260409 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
423131 
Barcode
WTU-V-060638 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Accepted Name
Anchusa officinalis L. 
Annotation History
1. Anchusa officinalis L.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 13 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Rick Johnson 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Jun 2015 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Thurston 
Locality
Cloverleaf Highway 512 and I-5. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.163215°, -122.479689° 
Site Description
Roadside. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered.  
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
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.


Disclaimer:

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.