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Label Query: Genus = "Briza", Species = "maxima"
Poaceae
1. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
North side of downtown Seattle, at intersection of Minor Ave N and John St., ca. 0.75 miles southeast of the Space Needle.
Elev. 120 ft. 47° 37' 11" N, 122° 19' 56" W.
Old flower bed with shrubs; poorly maintained. Plants scattered throughout bed with other weeds. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 362085
Ben Legler 611    16 Jun 2003
1. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
1260 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
362085 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2004. Sources: Jepson.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
611 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
16 Jun 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
North side of downtown Seattle, at intersection of Minor Ave N and John St., ca. 0.75 miles southeast of the Space Needle. 
Elevation
120 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 37' 11" N, 122° 19' 56" W 
Site Description
Old flower bed with shrubs; poorly maintained. 
Specimen Notes
Plants scattered throughout bed with other weeds. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
2. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Lane County:
Along U.S. Highway 101, just north of its junction with Baker Beach Road.
Elev. 39 ft. T17S R12W S15. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Along roadside. Associated with Vicia, Vulpia, Anthoxanthum, Aira. . Common. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 334623
Richard R. Halse 4906    1 Jun 1995
2. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
37284 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
334623 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Richard R. Halse 
Collection #
4906 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Jun 1995 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Lane 
Locality
Along U.S. Highway 101, just north of its junction with Baker Beach Road. 
Elevation
39 ft. 
Coordinates
T17S R12W S15 
Site Description
Along roadside. Associated with Vicia, Vulpia, Anthoxanthum, Aira. . 
Specimen Notes
Common. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
3. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Curry County:
Above the Illinois River; 4 miles south of Agness.
Oak flat on a grassy slope above river. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 299656
W. H. Baker 6810    17 Jun 1950
3. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
37289 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
299656 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
W. H. Baker 
Collection #
6810 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Jun 1950 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Curry 
Locality
Above the Illinois River; 4 miles south of Agness. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Oak flat on a grassy slope above river. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
4. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
North end of east side of University Bridge, northwest end of Portage Bay, University District, Seattle.
Elev. 82 ft. 47° 39.2' N, 122° 19.2' W.
Dry weedy ground under guardrail, full sun, with Erodium cicutarium. Spontaneous annual. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 366198
Peter F. Zika 22790    18 Jun 2006
4. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
160293 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
366198 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
22790 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Jun 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
North end of east side of University Bridge, northwest end of Portage Bay, University District, Seattle. 
Elevation
82 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 39.2' N, 122° 19.2' W 
Site Description
Dry weedy ground under guardrail, full sun, with Erodium cicutarium. 
Specimen Notes
Spontaneous annual. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
5. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Montlake Boulevard, near Route 520, Montlake, Seattle.
Elev. 49 ft. T25N R4E S21. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Full sun. Cespitose annual, reseeding into cracks in concrete sidewalk, near cultivated plants. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 368349
P. F. Zika 15012    24 May 2000
5. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
165939 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
368349 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
15012 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
24 May 2000 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Montlake Boulevard, near Route 520, Montlake, Seattle. 
Elevation
49 ft. 
Coordinates
T25N R4E S21 
Site Description
Full sun. 
Specimen Notes
Cespitose annual, reseeding into cracks in concrete sidewalk, near cultivated plants. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
6. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Curry County:
West side of Route 101 just south of Curry county line.
Elev. 98 ft. 42° 57' N, 124° 26' W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by John Bassett. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Roadside ditch, partial shade of Picea sitchensis, Thuja plicata. Nodding; waif. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 369133
Peter F. Zika 19624    17 May 2004
6. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
167151 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
369133 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
19624 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 May 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Curry 
Locality
West side of Route 101 just south of Curry county line. 
Elevation
98 ft. 
Coordinates
42° 57' N, 124° 26' W 
Site Description
Roadside ditch, partial shade of Picea sitchensis, Thuja plicata. 
Specimen Notes
Nodding; waif. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
7. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
North end of east side of University Bridge, northwest end of Portage Bay, University District, Seattle.
Elev. 82 ft. 47° 39.2' N, 122° 19.2' W.
Spontaneous annual in dry weedy ground under guardrail, surviving mowing in full sun, with Erodium cicutarium. Reference specimen for illustration in Revision of Flora of the Pacific Northwest, WTU Herbarium, 2016. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 372223; Barcode: WTU-V-031567
Peter F. Zika 23832    26 May 2008
7. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
170090 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
372223 
Barcode
WTU-V-031567 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.
    Annotated by Peter F. Zika.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
23832 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 May 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
North end of east side of University Bridge, northwest end of Portage Bay, University District, Seattle. 
Elevation
82 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 39.2' N, 122° 19.2' W 
Site Description
Spontaneous annual in dry weedy ground under guardrail, surviving mowing in full sun, with Erodium cicutarium. 
Specimen Notes
Reference specimen for illustration in Revision of Flora of the Pacific Northwest, WTU Herbarium, 2016. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
8. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Douglas County:
Interstate 5 Highway 99 interchange (I-5 exit 162); 6.3 air miles northeast of Drain, East side of I-5 at base of rock cliff.
Elev. 450 ft. UTM Zone 10, 482550E, 4839650N. Datum: WGS 84.
Gravel road shoulder and ledges of rocky cliff. With Bromus diandrus, Schedonorus arundinaceus, Dactylis glomerata. Large, dense population. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 385975
R.E. Brainerd 1359    6 May 2009
with B. Wilson, N. Otting
8. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
182757 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
385975 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R.E. Brainerd 
Collection #
1359 
Other Collectors
B. Wilson, N. Otting 
Date Collected
6 May 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Douglas 
Locality
Interstate 5 Highway 99 interchange (I-5 exit 162); 6.3 air miles northeast of Drain, East side of I-5 at base of rock cliff. 
Elevation
450 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 10, 482550E, 4839650N 
Site Description
Gravel road shoulder and ledges of rocky cliff. With Bromus diandrus, Schedonorus arundinaceus, Dactylis glomerata. 
Specimen Notes
Large, dense population. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
9. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Douglas County:
Interstate-5 at exit 135.
Elev. 524 ft. 43° 22.1' N, 123° 19.9' W.
Full sun, damp road bank, with Bromus, Festuca, Aira, Avena, Anthoxanthum, Luzula subsessilis. Uncommon annual. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 389070
Peter F. Zika 25847    14 May 2012
9. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
185582 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
389070 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
25847 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
14 May 2012 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Douglas 
Locality
Interstate-5 at exit 135. 
Elevation
524 ft. 
Coordinates
43° 22.1' N, 123° 19.9' W 
Site Description
Full sun, damp road bank, with Bromus, Festuca, Aira, Avena, Anthoxanthum, Luzula subsessilis. 
Specimen Notes
Uncommon annual. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
10. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Lane County:
East side of Interstate Highway 5 at Cottage Grove, just south of Taylor Avenue overpass.
Elev. 775 ft. UTM Zone 10, 495628E, 4847997N. Datum: WGS 84.
Road cut bank. With Schedonorus arundinaceus, Arrhenatherum elatius, Vicia hirsuta. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 396482
R.E. Brainerd 2146    18 May 2013
10. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
189610 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
396482 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R.E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2146 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 May 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Lane 
Locality
East side of Interstate Highway 5 at Cottage Grove, just south of Taylor Avenue overpass. 
Elevation
775 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 10, 495628E, 4847997N 
Site Description
Road cut bank. With Schedonorus arundinaceus, Arrhenatherum elatius, Vicia hirsuta. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
11. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Douglas County:
Interstate Highway 5, circa 0.5 mile south of Canyonville.
Elev. 835 ft. UTM Zone 10, 477717E, 4751659N. Datum: WGS 84.
Weedy road cut. With Briza minor, Aira caryophyllea, Schedonorus arundinaceus, Bromus hordaceus, Lupinus, Avena. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 396478
R.E. Brainerd 2143    18 May 2013
11. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
189614 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
396478 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R.E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2143 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 May 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Douglas 
Locality
Interstate Highway 5, circa 0.5 mile south of Canyonville. 
Elevation
835 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 10, 477717E, 4751659N 
Site Description
Weedy road cut. With Briza minor, Aira caryophyllea, Schedonorus arundinaceus, Bromus hordaceus, Lupinus, Avena. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
12. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Tulare Beach.
48.101763°, -122.343202°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 650 meters. Georeferenced by Maria Yousoufian. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Garden. Weedy annual. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 400008; Barcode: WTU-V-007076
Clayton Haberman s.n.    18 Mar 2005
12. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
192282 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
400008 
Barcode
WTU-V-007076 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton Haberman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Mar 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Tulare Beach. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.101763°, -122.343202° 
Site Description
Garden. 
Specimen Notes
Weedy annual. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
13. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Tulare Beach.
48.101763°, -122.343202°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 650 meters. Georeferenced by Maria Yousoufian. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Garden plant. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced. Cultivated.
WTU 400003; Barcode: WTU-V-007084
Clayton Haberman s.n.    10 Sep 1998
13. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
192290 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
400003 
Barcode
WTU-V-007084 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton Haberman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Sep 1998 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Tulare Beach. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.101763°, -122.343202° 
Site Description
Garden plant. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
Yes 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
14. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Josephine County:
Highway 199 0.6 km north of the Applegate River, 2.4 km north-northeast of Wilderville.
Elev. 285 m. 42.40035° N, 123.45077° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Southeast-facing road cut; Toxicodendron diversilobum, Vulpia, Avena.
WTU 422396; Barcode: WTU-V-056613
R. E. Brainerd 2545    10 May 2017
14. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
3288115 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
422396 
Barcode
WTU-V-056613 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R. E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2545 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 May 2017 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Josephine 
Locality
Highway 199 0.6 km north of the Applegate River, 2.4 km north-northeast of Wilderville. 
Elevation
285 m. 
Coordinates
42.40035° N, 123.45077° W 
Site Description
Southeast-facing road cut; Toxicodendron diversilobum, Vulpia, Avena. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
15. Briza maxima L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Lincoln County:
Yaquina Bay Road, 7.4 air km WSW of Toledo.
Elev. 4 m. 44.58411° N, 124.017° W.
Road cut; with Agrostis gigantea, Gaultheria shallon, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Vicia villosa. Abundant on roadsides from here west end and in Newport.
WTU 422897; Barcode: WTU-V-059488
R. E. Brainerd 2765    1 Jun 2018
15. Briza maxima L.
Database ID
3423978 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
422897 
Barcode
WTU-V-059488 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Briza maxima L. 
Accepted Name
Briza maxima L. 
Annotation History
1. Briza maxima L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
R. E. Brainerd 
Collection #
2765 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Jun 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Lincoln 
Locality
Yaquina Bay Road, 7.4 air km WSW of Toledo. 
Elevation
4 m. 
Coordinates
44.58411° N, 124.017° W 
Site Description
Road cut; with Agrostis gigantea, Gaultheria shallon, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Vicia villosa. 
Specimen Notes
Abundant on roadsides from here west end and in Newport. 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
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.