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Label Query: Genus = "Brassica", Species = "rapa"
Brassicaceae
1. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
University Summit, Seattle.
47.60639°, -122.33083°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Vacant home. (Jointed charlock). Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 325949
Unknown 6025    4 Jul 1975
1. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
8763 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
325949 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Raphanus raphanistrum L.
2. Brassica rapa L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 22 2014.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Unknown 
Collection #
6025 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
4 Jul 1975 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
University Summit, Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.60639°, -122.33083° 
Site Description
Vacant home. 
Specimen Notes
(Jointed charlock). 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
2. Brassica rapa L. var. rapa
     (= Brassica rapa L.)
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
6 miles northwest of Bellingham; WDFW Access area on north side of Marine Drive at crossing of Nooksack River.
Elev. 10 ft. 48.791584°, -122.588119°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 106 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Weedy field near old homestead, recently revegetated with native shrubs. Petals yellow; scattered in gravelly soil. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 353656
Ben Legler 205    19 Apr 2003
2. Brassica rapa L. var. rapa
Database ID
26345 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
353656 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. var. rapa  
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L. var. rapa.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2003.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
205 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Apr 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
6 miles northwest of Bellingham; WDFW Access area on north side of Marine Drive at crossing of Nooksack River. 
Elevation
10 ft. 
Coordinates
48.791584°, -122.588119° 
Site Description
Weedy field near old homestead, recently revegetated with native shrubs. 
Specimen Notes
Petals yellow; scattered in gravelly soil. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
3. Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham
     (= Brassica rapa L.)
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.
Elev. 100 ft. 48° 31.6' N, 123° 1' W; T35N R3W S13. Coordinate Source: Specimen label.
Edge of pavement. With Stellaria media, Senecio vulgaris. Deep yellow flowers overtop buds, ripe seeds 1.4 millimeters wide and black (red-brown when immature), not glaucous, adventive. [Sheet 1 of 2]. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 347773
P. F. Zika 15841    31 Mar 2001
3. Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham
Database ID
76136 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
347773 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
15841 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
31 Mar 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. 
Elevation
100 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 31.6' N, 123° 1' W; T35N R3W S13 
Site Description
Edge of pavement. With Stellaria media, Senecio vulgaris. 
Specimen Notes
Deep yellow flowers overtop buds, ripe seeds 1.4 millimeters wide and black (red-brown when immature), not glaucous, adventive. [Sheet 1 of 2]. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
4. Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham
     (= Brassica rapa L.)
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.
Elev. 100 ft. 48° 31.6' N, 123° 1' W; T35N R3W S13. Coordinate Source: Specimen label.
Edge of pavement. With Stellaria media, Senecio vulgaris. Deep yellow flowers overtop buds, ripe seeds 1.4 millimeters wide and black (red-brown when immature), not glaucous, adventive. [Sheet 2 of 2]. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 347772
P. F. Zika 15841    31 Mar 2001
4. Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham
Database ID
76143 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
347772 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L. ssp. campestris (L.) Clapham.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
15841 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
31 Mar 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. 
Elevation
100 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 31.6' N, 123° 1' W; T35N R3W S13 
Site Description
Edge of pavement. With Stellaria media, Senecio vulgaris. 
Specimen Notes
Deep yellow flowers overtop buds, ripe seeds 1.4 millimeters wide and black (red-brown when immature), not glaucous, adventive. [Sheet 2 of 2]. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
5. Brassica rapa L. ssp. olifera DC.
     (= Brassica rapa L.)
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
Near Caines Street, north of airport, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Puget Sound. .
Elev. 114 ft. 48° 31.8' N, 123° 1.4' W; T35N R3W S14. Coordinate Source: Specimen label.
Meadows and damp thickets near street. Bright yellow flowers, flowers > buds, sepals ascending, glaucous stem, seeds 1.9 millimeters, adventive. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 347305
P. F. Zika 16224    9 Jun 2001
5. Brassica rapa L. ssp. olifera DC.
Database ID
76145 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
347305 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. ssp. olifera DC. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L. ssp. olifera DC.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
16224 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jun 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
Near Caines Street, north of airport, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Puget Sound. . 
Elevation
114 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 31.8' N, 123° 1.4' W; T35N R3W S14 
Site Description
Meadows and damp thickets near street. 
Specimen Notes
Bright yellow flowers, flowers > buds, sepals ascending, glaucous stem, seeds 1.9 millimeters, adventive. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
6. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, Whitman County:
Just east of Pullman.
46.73139°, -117.17861°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Marshy ground along the road. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 298070
William H. Baker 5878    18 May 1949
6. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
76301 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
298070 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Barbarea orthoceras Ledeb.
2. Brassica rapa L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 23 2014.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
William H. Baker 
Collection #
5878 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 May 1949 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whitman 
Locality
Just east of Pullman. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.73139°, -117.17861° 
Site Description
Marshy ground along the road. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
7. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
Protection Island. Crest of road from marina, near southeast end of island.
Elev. 140 ft. 48° 7.473' N, 122° 55.729' W.
Common with Bromus rigidus; bright yellow flowers. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 374024
Peter Dunwiddie 06-120    3 May 2006
7. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
155166 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
374024 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Barbarea vulgaris R. Br.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 14 2007. Sources: H&C.
2. Brassica rapa L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 23 2014.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter Dunwiddie 
Collection #
06-120 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
3 May 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Protection Island. Crest of road from marina, near southeast end of island. 
Elevation
140 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 7.473' N, 122° 55.729' W 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Common with Bromus rigidus; bright yellow flowers. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
8. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, Thurston County:
Scatter Creek Wildlife Area South Unit, parking lot corner.
Elev. 172 ft. 46° 49.67' N, 123° 0.442' W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Trifolium repens, Vicia sativa, Vicia hirsuta, Trifolium dubium, Hypochaeris radicata, Rumex acetosella, Teesdalia nudicaulis, Erodium cicutarium, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Lamium purpureaum, Cardamine hirsuta. Yellow flowers, upper stem leaves clasping. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 399776; Barcode: WTU-V-006065
Etsuko Reistroffer 38    23 May 2014
8. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
192033 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
399776 
Barcode
WTU-V-006065 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Etsuko Reistroffer 
Collection #
38 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
23 May 2014 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Thurston 
Locality
Scatter Creek Wildlife Area South Unit, parking lot corner. 
Elevation
172 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 49.67' N, 123° 0.442' W 
Site Description
Trifolium repens, Vicia sativa, Vicia hirsuta, Trifolium dubium, Hypochaeris radicata, Rumex acetosella, Teesdalia nudicaulis, Erodium cicutarium, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Lamium purpureaum, Cardamine hirsuta. 
Specimen Notes
Yellow flowers, upper stem leaves clasping. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Brassicaceae
9. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Alaska
Juneau A-5 Quad. Chichagof Island. City of Hoonah.
Elev. 260 ft. 55.1068° N, 135.4198° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Collected from an overburden lot on the road to the city dump. Forest Service Alaska Region, TNFS Herbarium, v. 7422. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 408482; Barcode: WTU-V-022751
Brad Krieckhaus 468    11 Aug 2006
9. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
3092529 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
408482 
Barcode
WTU-V-022751 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Brad Krieckhaus 
Collection #
468 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Aug 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
Juneau A-5 Quad. Chichagof Island. City of Hoonah.  
Elevation
260 ft. 
Coordinates
55.1068° N, 135.4198° W 
Site Description
Collected from an overburden lot on the road to the city dump. 
Specimen Notes
Forest Service Alaska Region, TNFS Herbarium, v. 7422. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Brassicaceae
10. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, Stevens County:
Colville.
48.54657°, -117.905537°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by Crystal Shin. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Cultivated fields, roadsides, waste areas. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 405518; Barcode: WTU-V-016429
SCNWCB staff s.n.     2007
10. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
3092713 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
405518 
Barcode
WTU-V-016429 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
SCNWCB staff 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
2007 
Verbatim Date
Summer 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Stevens 
Locality
Colville. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.54657°, -117.905537° 
Site Description
Cultivated fields, roadsides, waste areas. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Brassicaceae
11. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
JBLM, Artillery Impact Area, Range 60, Nisqually Lake shoreline.
Elev. 78 m. 47.02917° N, 122.63737° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: GPS.
With Poa compressa, Gnaphalium palustre, Potentilla norvegica, Chenopodium album. Flowers: bright yellow. Origin: Introduced.
WTU
Peter Dunwiddie PWD-16-260    24 Jun 2016
with Rod Gilbert, Sarah Krock, Peter Zika
11. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
3244985 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L.
    Annotated by Peter Dunwiddie.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter Dunwiddie 
Collection #
PWD-16-260 
Other Collectors
Rod Gilbert, Sarah Krock, Peter Zika 
Date Collected
24 Jun 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
JBLM, Artillery Impact Area, Range 60, Nisqually Lake shoreline. 
Elevation
78 m. 
Coordinates
47.02917° N, 122.63737° W 
Site Description
With Poa compressa, Gnaphalium palustre, Potentilla norvegica, Chenopodium album. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers: bright yellow. 
Phenology
 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
12. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, Cowlitz County:
Kalama River. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife river access along north side of river on Kalama River Road.
Elev. 27 m. 46.04674° N, 122.80695° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 20 meters. Georeferenced by Maria Yousoufian. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Disturbed gravelly river shoreline with Phalaris arundinacea common. Uncommon in disturbed soil on north riverbank. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 425442; Barcode: WTU-V-069055
David Giblin 5110    28 Aug 2013
with Cathy Maxwell, Peter Zika
12. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
3256538 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
425442 
Barcode
WTU-V-069055 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L.
    Annotated by Gabriel Wisswaesser, 15 2016. Sources: Draft Revised Flora PNW.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
5110 
Other Collectors
Cathy Maxwell, Peter Zika 
Date Collected
28 Aug 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Cowlitz 
Locality
Kalama River. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife river access along north side of river on Kalama River Road. 
Elevation
27 m. 
Coordinates
46.04674° N, 122.80695° W 
Site Description
Disturbed gravelly river shoreline with Phalaris arundinacea common. 
Specimen Notes
Uncommon in disturbed soil on north riverbank. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Brassicaceae
13. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Along Mill Town Trail in Everett.
Elev. 7 ft. 48.00641° N, 122.21447° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Growing with Senecio vulgaris, Lamium purpureum, Stellaria media, Capsella bursa-pastoris, and Trifolium. Petals yellow. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU
Jeff Walker 1229    15 Mar 2020
13. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
3461930 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L.
    Annotated by Jeff Walker, 2020. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Jeff Walker 
Collection #
1229 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Mar 2020 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Along Mill Town Trail in Everett. 
Elevation
7 ft. 
Coordinates
48.00641° N, 122.21447° W 
Site Description
Growing with Senecio vulgaris, Lamium purpureum, Stellaria media, Capsella bursa-pastoris, and Trifolium. 
Specimen Notes
Petals yellow. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Brassicaceae
14. Brassica rapa L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
On slope between Golden Gardens Drive NW and Seaview Place NW in Seattle.
Elev. 40 ft. 47.69045° N, 122.40191° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Growing with Rubus bifrons. Petals yellow. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU
Jeff Walker 1235    25 Mar 2020
14. Brassica rapa L.
Database ID
3461937 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Brassicaceae 
Name on Specimen
Brassica rapa L. 
Accepted Name
Brassica rapa L. 
Annotation History
1. Brassica rapa L.
    Annotated by Jeff Walker, 2020. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Jeff Walker 
Collection #
1235 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Mar 2020 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
On slope between Golden Gardens Drive NW and Seaview Place NW in Seattle. 
Elevation
40 ft. 
Coordinates
47.69045° N, 122.40191° W 
Site Description
Growing with Rubus bifrons. 
Specimen Notes
Petals yellow. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

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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.