Collections Database

Label Data
Download
Field Descriptions
6 matching records found.
Label Query: Genus = "Carex", Species = "sitchensis"
Cyperaceae
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott
     (= Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.)
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Cascade Mountains of Western Washington. Cedar River Watershed. Little Mountain Bog.
Elev. 1600 ft. T22N R9E S27. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Marshy and boggy area (actually a fen) surrounded by forested bog. The fen is a mosaic of sedge marsh, sphagnum moss, and open water. In pond area. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 350899
Clayton J. Antieau 01-28    23 Jun 2001
with Nancy Job, Sandra Whiting, Jeffery Walker
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott
Database ID
23388 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
350899 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Carex sitchensis Prescott 
Accepted Name
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük. 
Annotation History
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott.
    Annotated by F. Weinmann, 25 2002.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton J. Antieau 
Collection #
01-28 
Other Collectors
Nancy Job, Sandra Whiting, Jeffery Walker 
Date Collected
23 Jun 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Cascade Mountains of Western Washington. Cedar River Watershed. Little Mountain Bog. 
Elevation
1600 ft. 
Coordinates
T22N R9E S27 
Site Description
Marshy and boggy area (actually a fen) surrounded by forested bog. The fen is a mosaic of sedge marsh, sphagnum moss, and open water. 
Specimen Notes
In pond area. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
2. Carex sitchensis Prescott
     (= Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.)
U.S.A., Alaska
Yakutat area; about 21 miles east of the town; about 1.5 miles north of Forest Highway 10; Pikes Lakes area.
59° 30' 7" N, 139° 9' 34" W; T28S R37E S9 SW 1/4.
Grassy meadow on west shore of the lake in the center of section 9; muskeg mosaic. Common in this habitat. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 332870
Mary Clay Stensvold 5612    16 Jul 1991
2. Carex sitchensis Prescott
Database ID
45105 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
332870 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Carex sitchensis Prescott 
Accepted Name
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük. 
Annotation History
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Mary Clay Stensvold 
Collection #
5612 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
16 Jul 1991 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
Yakutat area; about 21 miles east of the town; about 1.5 miles north of Forest Highway 10; Pikes Lakes area. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
59° 30' 7" N, 139° 9' 34" W; T28S R37E S9 SW 1/4 
Site Description
Grassy meadow on west shore of the lake in the center of section 9; muskeg mosaic. 
Specimen Notes
Common in this habitat. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
3. Carex sitchensis Prescott
     (= Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.)
U.S.A., Alaska
Yakutat area; about 21 miles east of the town; about 1.5 miles north of Forest Highway 10; Pikes Lakes area.
59° 30' 7" N, 139° 9' 34" W; T28S R37E S9 SW 1/4.
Grassy meadow on west shore of the lake in the center of section 9; muskeg mosaic. Common in this habitat. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 332938
Mary Clay Stensvold 5611    16 Jul 1991
3. Carex sitchensis Prescott
Database ID
45123 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
332938 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Carex sitchensis Prescott 
Accepted Name
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük. 
Annotation History
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Mary Clay Stensvold 
Collection #
5611 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
16 Jul 1991 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
 
Locality
Yakutat area; about 21 miles east of the town; about 1.5 miles north of Forest Highway 10; Pikes Lakes area. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
59° 30' 7" N, 139° 9' 34" W; T28S R37E S9 SW 1/4 
Site Description
Grassy meadow on west shore of the lake in the center of section 9; muskeg mosaic. 
Specimen Notes
Common in this habitat. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
4. Carex sitchensis Prescott
     (= Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.)
U.S.A., Alaska, Southeast Fairbanks County:
Tongass National Forest; Chichagof Island, northeast part; about 1/2 mile northwest of the northwest cove in Whitestone Harbor.
T44S R63E S41373. Coordinate uncertainty: 1200 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer.
Muskeg, collected near transition zone to scrub forest. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 282608
Mary Clay Muller 4262    9 Jun 1981
4. Carex sitchensis Prescott
Database ID
45137 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
282608 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Carex sitchensis Prescott 
Accepted Name
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük. 
Annotation History
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott.
    Annotated by M. Muller, 1981.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Mary Clay Muller 
Collection #
4262 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jun 1981 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
Southeast Fairbanks 
Locality
Tongass National Forest; Chichagof Island, northeast part; about 1/2 mile northwest of the northwest cove in Whitestone Harbor. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
T44S R63E S41373 
Site Description
Muskeg, collected near transition zone to scrub forest. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
5. Carex sitchensis Prescott
     (= Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.)
Canada, British Columbia
Near salmon hatchery, near Old Town, Campbell Island.
52° 10' N, 128° 8' W.
Edge of pond. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 371246
Brian D. Compton 77    13 Jul 1987
5. Carex sitchensis Prescott
Database ID
169338 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
371246 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Carex sitchensis Prescott 
Accepted Name
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük. 
Annotation History
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott.
    Annotated by O. Lee.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Brian D. Compton 
Collection #
77 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
13 Jul 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Near salmon hatchery, near Old Town, Campbell Island. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
52° 10' N, 128° 8' W 
Site Description
Edge of pond. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cyperaceae
6. Carex sitchensis Prescott
     (= Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.)
U.S.A., Alaska, Sitka County:
Sitka.
56.966317°, -135.207777°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 106622 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 407245; Barcode: WTU-V-020975
Clayton Haberman s.n.    5 Jun 1994
6. Carex sitchensis Prescott
Database ID
3109126 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
407245 
Barcode
WTU-V-020975 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cyperaceae 
Name on Specimen
Carex sitchensis Prescott 
Accepted Name
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük. 
Annotation History
1. Carex sitchensis Prescott.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton Haberman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Jun 1994 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Alaska 
County
Sitka 
Locality
Sitka. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
56.966317°, -135.207777° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Tab-delimited Text File:
Download all 6 records as a tab-delimited text file. This file can be opened in Excel and viewed as a spreadsheet, or imported into a database or GIS software. Fields are delimited by a tab character, and not enclosed in quotes. The character encoding is UTF-8 and line endings are Windows-style (CR+LF).

PDF Document:
Download all 6 records as a PDF document, with the records formatted to resemble specimen labels. Thumbnail views of images are included for imaged specimens.

Google Earth KML File:
Download all 6 records as a Google Earth KML file. This file can be opened in Google Earth to visualize the spatial locations of specimens.

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.