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Label Query: Genus = "Artemisia", Species = "furcata"
Asteraceae
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata
     (= Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.)
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier National Park, on northeast side at The Palisades, E end below cliffs just NW of Upper Palisades Lake.
Elev. 6100 ft. 46° 57' 7" N, 121° 35' 45" W; UTM Zone 10, 606901E, 5200692N. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 9 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Steep, east-facing rocky slope below small cliffs, with Lutkea pectinata, Carex spectabilis, Poa sp. Herbage gray; uncommon on cliffs. . Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
MORA
NPS accession 448, catalog 15097
Ben Legler 2226    18 Aug 2004
with Pete Del Zotto
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata
Database ID
1678 
Herbarium
MORA 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
NPS accession 448, catalog 15097 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata  
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata.
    29 2004. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
2226 
Other Collectors
Pete Del Zotto 
Date Collected
18 Aug 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier National Park, on northeast side at The Palisades, E end below cliffs just NW of Upper Palisades Lake. 
Elevation
6100 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 57' 7" N, 121° 35' 45" W; UTM Zone 10, 606901E, 5200692N 
Site Description
Steep, east-facing rocky slope below small cliffs, with Lutkea pectinata, Carex spectabilis, Poa sp. 
Specimen Notes
Herbage gray; uncommon on cliffs. . 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
North side of Mount Carrie.
Elev. 5800 ft. 47.8957°, -123.65247°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Granite slide. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Unknown.
WTU 108001; Barcode: WTU-V-038556
Harold St. John 5809    5 Sep 1921
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
17523 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
108001 
Barcode
WTU-V-038556 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia norvegica Fr. var. heterophylla (Besser) H. & C.
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2017.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Harold St. John 
Collection #
5809 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Sep 1921 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
North side of Mount Carrie. 
Elevation
5800 ft. 
Coordinates
47.8957°, -123.65247° 
Site Description
Granite slide. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Unknown 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
3. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Grays Harbor County:
Mount Colonel Bob.
Elev. 4500 ft. 47.488611°, -123.745556°. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 300 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
On ledges. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Unknown.
WTU 6248JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-038557
J. William Thompson 9980    23 Aug 1933
3. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
17524 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
6248JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-038557 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia norvegica Fr. var. heterophylla (Besser) H. & C.
    Annotated by J. William Thompson.
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2017.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
9980 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
23 Aug 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grays Harbor 
Locality
Mount Colonel Bob. 
Elevation
4500 ft. 
Coordinates
47.488611°, -123.745556° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
On ledges. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Unknown 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
4. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
High alpine ridges above Seattle Park, Mt. Rainier.
Elev. 6500 ft. 46.917568°, -121.783292°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 2000 meters. Georeferenced by Jim Duemmel. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
At 6500 ft. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Unknown.
WTU 7539JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-038560
J. William Thompson 10018    27 Aug 1933
4. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
17525 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
7539JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-038560 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia norvegica Fr. var. heterophylla (Besser) H. & C.
    Annotated by S. F. Blake.
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2017.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
10018 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Aug 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
High alpine ridges above Seattle Park, Mt. Rainier. 
Elevation
6500 ft. 
Coordinates
46.917568°, -121.783292° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
At 6500 ft. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Unknown 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
5. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Mount Pugh, Cascade Mountains.
Elev. 7000 ft. 48.143056°, -121.372778°. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 2000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Alpine slopes. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Unknown.
WTU 17596JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-038559
J. William Thompson 14343    18 Aug 1938
5. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
17526 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
17596JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-038559 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia norvegica Fr. var. heterophylla (Besser) H. & C.
    Annotated by S. F. Blake.
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2017.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
14343 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Aug 1938 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Mount Pugh, Cascade Mountains. 
Elevation
7000 ft. 
Coordinates
48.143056°, -121.372778° 
Site Description
Alpine slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Unknown 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
6. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Along Perry Creek Trail, Cascade Mts.
Elev. 3000-4000 ft. 48.074994°, -121.491016°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 2000 meters. Georeferenced by Jim Duemmel. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Rocky slopes. At 4000 ft. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 22099JWT; Barcode: WTU-V-038558
J. William Thompson 14694    15 Jun 1940
6. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
17527 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
22099JWT 
Barcode
WTU-V-038558 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia heterophylla Bess.
    Annotated by D. D. Keck.
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2017.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
14694 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Jun 1940 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Along Perry Creek Trail, Cascade Mts. 
Elevation
3000-4000 ft. 
Coordinates
48.074994°, -121.491016° 
Site Description
Rocky slopes. 
Specimen Notes
At 4000 ft. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
7. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Burroughs Mountain. west to Spray, Mount Rainier.
46.90639°, -121.68833°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Slopes of mountain. [Two collection on same sheet]. Phenology: Fertile.
WTU 7118JWT-A; Barcode: WTU-V-038567
J. B. Flett 3231    29 Aug 1919
7. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
144714 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
7118JWT-A 
Barcode
WTU-V-038567 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia norvegica Fr. var. heterophylla (Besser) Hall.
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2017.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. B. Flett 
Collection #
3231 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
29 Aug 1919 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Burroughs Mountain. west to Spray, Mount Rainier. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.90639°, -121.68833° 
Site Description
Slopes of mountain. 
Specimen Notes
[Two collection on same sheet]. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
8. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Grays Harbor County:
Near summit of Mount Colonel Bob Lookout, Olympic Mountains.
Elev. 4700 ft. 47.48889°, -123.74556°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Rocky slopes near summit. [Two collection on same sheet]. Phenology: Fertile.
WTU 7118JWT-B; Barcode: WTU-V-038568
J. William Thompson 7246    9 Jul 1931
8. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
144715 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
7118JWT-B 
Barcode
WTU-V-038568 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia norvegica Fr. var. heterophylla (Besser) H. & C.
    Annotated by Dr. Blake.
2. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2017.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
7246 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jul 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grays Harbor 
Locality
Near summit of Mount Colonel Bob Lookout, Olympic Mountains. 
Elevation
4700 ft. 
Coordinates
47.48889°, -123.74556° 
Site Description
Rocky slopes near summit. 
Specimen Notes
[Two collection on same sheet]. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
9. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier National Park. Huckleberry Basin.
Elev. 6396 ft. 46.92092° N, 121.65089° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 9 meters.
Steep, north-facing talus slope below steep rock face. Luetkea pectinata common. Uncommon; in rocky outcropping. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 367475; Barcode: WTU-V-072206
David Giblin 1134    14 Aug 2007
with Jessica Waite, Vicky Weafer
9. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
157938 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
367475 
Barcode
WTU-V-072206 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 10 2007. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
1134 
Other Collectors
Jessica Waite, Vicky Weafer 
Date Collected
14 Aug 2007 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier National Park. Huckleberry Basin. 
Elevation
6396 ft. 
Coordinates
46.92092° N, 121.65089° W 
Site Description
Steep, north-facing talus slope below steep rock face. Luetkea pectinata common. 
Specimen Notes
Uncommon; in rocky outcropping. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
10. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Mount Rainier National Park. Near Fremont Lookout.
Elev. 7191 ft. 46° 55.933' N, 121° 40.473' W. Datum: NAD 83. Coordinate uncertainty: 100 meters.
Steep north facing talus slope and flat top of ridge. Dry loose soil. Scattered throughout talus. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 367231; Barcode: WTU-V-072207
Megan A. Jensen 376    14 Aug 2007
with Richard Ramsden, Dan Paquette, Judy Runge
10. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
157964 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
367231 
Barcode
WTU-V-072207 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 10 2007. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Megan A. Jensen 
Collection #
376 
Other Collectors
Richard Ramsden, Dan Paquette, Judy Runge 
Date Collected
14 Aug 2007 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Mount Rainier National Park. Near Fremont Lookout. 
Elevation
7191 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 55.933' N, 121° 40.473' W 
Site Description
Steep north facing talus slope and flat top of ridge. Dry loose soil. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered throughout talus. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
11. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Mount Dickerman summit area beginning approximately 50 m west of summit and continuing east along ridgeline to north-facing cliff approximately 50 m east of summit.
Elev. 1745 m. 48.0689° N, 121.46981° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 100 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Alpine community with Douglasia laevigata, Erigeron aureus, Saxifraga austromontana and Krumholz. Locally common along north-facing ridgeline. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU
David Giblin 8359    22 Jul 2021
11. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
3506371 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 10 2021. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
8359 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
22 Jul 2021 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Mount Dickerman summit area beginning approximately 50 m west of summit and continuing east along ridgeline to north-facing cliff approximately 50 m east of summit.  
Elevation
1745 m. 
Coordinates
48.0689° N, 121.46981° W 
Site Description
Alpine community with Douglasia laevigata, Erigeron aureus, Saxifraga austromontana and Krumholz. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common along north-facing ridgeline.  
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
12. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
U.S.A., washington, Chelan County:
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Cape Horn from summit area just north of trail that crosses near base.
Elev. 2217 m. 47.6572° N, 120.91791° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 200 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Steep scree and rocky slopes with southern, western, and northern aspects accessible. Sabulina nuttallii, Lupinus lepidus, and Saxifraga austromontana common. Scattered on north-facing slope. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU
Leo Linder 21-148    25 Aug 2021
12. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
Database ID
3506879 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 16 2021. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Leo Linder 
Collection #
21-148 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Aug 2021 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
washington 
County
Chelan 
Locality
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Cape Horn from summit area just north of trail that crosses near base. 
Elevation
2217 m. 
Coordinates
47.6572° N, 120.91791° W 
Site Description
Steep scree and rocky slopes with southern, western, and northern aspects accessible. Sabulina nuttallii, Lupinus lepidus, and Saxifraga austromontana common. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered on north-facing slope. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
13. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata
     (= Artemisia furcata M. Bieb.)
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Upper Spray Park on ridge below Echo Rock ca. 1700 m SW of Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainier National Park.
Elev. 2195 m. 46° 54.45' N, 121° 48.06' W; 5195921E, 591251N; T16N, R8E, Sec. 23.
Ridgeline covered with olivine andesite and pumice boulder fields and talus slopes. Growing in soil between boulders. 10° slope SW. Full bloom - white ray flowers, yellow disc flowers and dark, brown phyllaries. Leaves hairy. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 353076; Barcode: WTU-V-072205
Sydne Record SR0702-20    19 Jul 2002
13. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata
Database ID
3512201 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
353076 
Barcode
WTU-V-072205 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata  
Accepted Name
Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. 
Annotation History
1. Artemisia furcata M. Bieb. var. furcata.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Sydne Record 
Collection #
SR0702-20 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Jul 2002 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Upper Spray Park on ridge below Echo Rock ca. 1700 m SW of Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainier National Park. 
Elevation
2195 m. 
Coordinates
46° 54.45' N, 121° 48.06' W; 5195921E, 591251N; T16N, R8E, Sec. 23 
Site Description
Ridgeline covered with olivine andesite and pumice boulder fields and talus slopes. Growing in soil between boulders. 10° slope SW. 
Specimen Notes
Full bloom - white ray flowers, yellow disc flowers and dark, brown phyllaries. Leaves hairy. 
Phenology
Flowers 
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.


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.