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Label Query: Genus = "Cryptantha", Species = "fendleri"
Boraginaceae
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Hanford Site, in semi-stabilized low dunes.
Elev. 580-640 ft. T12N R26E S34 SE 1/4, SW 1/4. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 800 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Associated species: Chrysothamnus naseosus, Stipa comata, Cryptantha circumcissa, Prushia tridentata, Orysopsis hymenoides. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 333367
Florence E. Caplow 95070    25 May 1995
with Kathryn A. Beck
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
14912 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
333367 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Florence E. Caplow 
Collection #
95070 
Other Collectors
Kathryn A. Beck 
Date Collected
25 May 1995 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Hanford Site, in semi-stabilized low dunes. 
Elevation
580-640 ft. 
Coordinates
T12N R26E S34 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 
Site Description
Associated species: Chrysothamnus naseosus, Stipa comata, Cryptantha circumcissa, Prushia tridentata, Orysopsis hymenoides. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
2. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Open desert dunes 3 miles south of Hanford.
46.53987°, -119.38974°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Nutlets 4, alike, smooth, not margined; groove central; calyx with straight hairs; style slightly exceeding nutlets. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 92186
C. L. Hitchcock 8194    23 May 1944
with C. V. Muhlick
2. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
14913 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
92186 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. L. Hitchcock 
Collection #
8194 
Other Collectors
C. V. Muhlick 
Date Collected
23 May 1944 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Open desert dunes 3 miles south of Hanford. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.53987°, -119.38974° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Nutlets 4, alike, smooth, not margined; groove central; calyx with straight hairs; style slightly exceeding nutlets. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
3. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
Near Vantage.
46.94556°, -119.98611°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Rocky sagebrush slopes. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 191324
J. William Thompson 17283    18 May 1953
3. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
14914 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
191324 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
17283 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 May 1953 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
Near Vantage. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.94556°, -119.98611° 
Site Description
Rocky sagebrush slopes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
4. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Hanford Site, Hanford Dune Field.
Elev. 450 ft. T12N R28E S30 SW 1/4 of SW 1/4. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 800 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
In open light colored sand in the vicinity of Gravel Pit 11 off of Route 2; aspect 0 degrees, slope 0%. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 359194
Florence E. Caplow 97034    26 May 1997
with Kathryn A. Beck
4. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
71433 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
359194 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Florence E. Caplow 
Collection #
97034 
Other Collectors
Kathryn A. Beck 
Date Collected
26 May 1997 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Hanford Site, Hanford Dune Field. 
Elevation
450 ft. 
Coordinates
T12N R28E S30 SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 
Site Description
In open light colored sand in the vicinity of Gravel Pit 11 off of Route 2; aspect 0 degrees, slope 0%. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
5. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Franklin County:
Pasco.
46.23972°, -119.09944°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Sandy ground, amongst the sages. The only specimen collected, and therefore necessarily divided. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits.
WTU 14723
Louis F. Henderson 2562    12 Jun 1892
5. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
108874 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
14723 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Krynitzkia sp.
    Remarks: [Genus spelled Krinitzkia on collection label.]
2. Cryptantha ramulosissima A.Nelson.
3. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.
    Remarks: ! 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Louis F. Henderson 
Collection #
2562 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
12 Jun 1892 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Franklin 
Locality
Pasco. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.23972°, -119.09944° 
Site Description
Sandy ground, amongst the sages. 
Specimen Notes
The only specimen collected, and therefore necessarily divided. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
6. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Franklin County:
Pasco.
46.23972°, -119.09944°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
In hat sand. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 139949
C. V. Piper 2750    11 Jul 1897
6. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
125306 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
139949 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha watsonii (Gray) Greene.
2. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. V. Piper 
Collection #
2750 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Jul 1897 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Franklin 
Locality
Pasco. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.23972°, -119.09944° 
Site Description
In hat sand. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
7. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Franklin County:
Connell.
46.66361°, -118.86°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
In grainfields. Common. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 66465
B. F. Dana 700    30 Jul 1916
7. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
125307 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
66465 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha suksdorfii.
2. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
B. F. Dana 
Collection #
700 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
30 Jul 1916 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Franklin 
Locality
Connell. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.66361°, -118.86° 
Site Description
In grainfields. 
Specimen Notes
Common. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
8. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Idaho, Power County:
Snake River Plain, 0.5 miles north of Crystal Ice Caves, 19 airline miles west of Aberdeen.
Elev. 4900 ft. T5S R28E S29. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Along road with sagebrush. Common. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 255779
Noel H. Holmgren 5297    7 Jul 1971
with Vernon Marttala
8. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
125308 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
255779 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Noel H. Holmgren 
Collection #
5297 
Other Collectors
Vernon Marttala 
Date Collected
7 Jul 1971 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Power 
Locality
Snake River Plain, 0.5 miles north of Crystal Ice Caves, 19 airline miles west of Aberdeen. 
Elevation
4900 ft. 
Coordinates
T5S R28E S29 
Site Description
Along road with sagebrush. 
Specimen Notes
Common. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
9. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Montana
[locality and coordinates withheld; status in Montana: S2 (Imperiled; MTNHP)]
Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 43481
J.W. Blankinship s.n.    2 Aug 1899
9. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
125309 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
43481 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J.W. Blankinship 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
2 Aug 1899 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Montana 
County
 
Locality
[locality and coordinates withheld; status in Montana: S2 (Imperiled; MTNHP)] 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
10. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Idaho, Fremont County:
8 miles northwest of Saint Anthony.
44.048267°, -111.795226°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Sanddunes. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 257290
J. H. Christ 18990    15 Jul 1949
10. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
125310 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
257290 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. H. Christ 
Collection #
18990 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Jul 1949 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Fremont 
Locality
8 miles northwest of Saint Anthony. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
44.048267°, -111.795226° 
Site Description
Sanddunes. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
11. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Idaho, Bingham County:
1 mile north of Fort Hall.
43.047816°, -112.4375°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
On sandy plaiins. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 302402
J. H. Christ 15841    27 Jul 1946
11. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
125312 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
302402 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.
    Annotated by J. R. H., 1973.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. H. Christ 
Collection #
15841 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Jul 1946 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Bingham 
Locality
1 mile north of Fort Hall. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
43.047816°, -112.4375° 
Site Description
On sandy plaiins. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
12. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Idaho
Wapi.
Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 23159
M. E. Jones s.n.    3 Jul 1917
12. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
125313 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
23159 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha sp.
2. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
M. E. Jones 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
3 Jul 1917 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
 
Locality
Wapi. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
13. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
Northeast of Wanapum Dam, near Vantage Substation.
Elev. 1000 ft. UTM Zone 11, 275998E, 5197350N; T16N R23E S9 SE. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Bluffs. Plants growing in semi stabilized sand. Aspect: 110 degrees. Slope: 3%. Associated species: Artemisia tridentata, Salvia dorrii, Lupinus pusillus, Astragalus sclerocarpus, Astragalus succumbens, Eriogonum niveum, Oenothera pallida, Cryptantha leucophaea, Gilia sinuata, Bromus tectorum. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 387443
Kathryn A. Beck 201127    1 Jun 2011
13. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
184184 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
387443 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Kathryn A. Beck 
Collection #
201127 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Jun 2011 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
Northeast of Wanapum Dam, near Vantage Substation. 
Elevation
1000 ft. 
Coordinates
UTM Zone 11, 275998E, 5197350N; T16N R23E S9 SE 
Site Description
Bluffs. Plants growing in semi stabilized sand. Aspect: 110 degrees. Slope: 3%. Associated species: Artemisia tridentata, Salvia dorrii, Lupinus pusillus, Astragalus sclerocarpus, Astragalus succumbens, Eriogonum niveum, Oenothera pallida, Cryptantha leucophaea, Gilia sinuata, Bromus tectorum. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Boraginaceae
14. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
Vantage.
46.94556°, -119.98611°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 407300; Barcode: WTU-V-020387
Clayton Haberman s.n.    28 Apr 1994
14. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene
Database ID
2849358 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
407300 
Barcode
WTU-V-020387 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Boraginaceae 
Name on Specimen
Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene 
Accepted Name
Cryptantha fendleri (A. Gray) Greene 
Annotation History
1. Cryptantha fendleri (Gray) Greene.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton Haberman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 Apr 1994 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
Vantage. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.94556°, -119.98611° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
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.


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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.