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Label Query: Genus = "Elymus", Species = "repens"
Poaceae
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Bayview - Edison Road. Edge of agricultural field and adjacent drainage swale at roadside edge.
Elev. 6 ft. 48° 28.037' N, 122° 27.629' W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Highly disturbed ground with Cirsium arvense and Phalaris arundinacea in upland, Typha latifolia in swale. Locally abundant against swale/road drainage pipe. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 371705
David Giblin 715    15 Sep 2006
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
155337 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
371705 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 15 2007. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
715 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Sep 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Bayview - Edison Road. Edge of agricultural field and adjacent drainage swale at roadside edge. 
Elevation
6 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 28.037' N, 122° 27.629' W 
Site Description
Highly disturbed ground with Cirsium arvense and Phalaris arundinacea in upland, Typha latifolia in swale. 
Specimen Notes
Locally abundant against swale/road drainage pipe. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
2. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Lincoln County:
U.S. Bureau of Land Management land at Coffeepot Lake. Meandering transect 1.5 kilometers west from campground.
Elev. 1826 ft. 47.5004° N, 118.55721° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters.
Shrub-steppe, scabland community with lithosol, deep-soil, and moist draws between basalt outcroppings. Rhizomatous; growing in seasonally moist flats. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 380361
David Giblin 1808    26 Jun 2008
2. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
171969 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
380361 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 24 2009. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
1808 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Jun 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Lincoln 
Locality
U.S. Bureau of Land Management land at Coffeepot Lake. Meandering transect 1.5 kilometers west from campground. 
Elevation
1826 ft. 
Coordinates
47.5004° N, 118.55721° W 
Site Description
Shrub-steppe, scabland community with lithosol, deep-soil, and moist draws between basalt outcroppings. 
Specimen Notes
Rhizomatous; growing in seasonally moist flats. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
3. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
Turnout east side of road along Morgan Lake Road.
Elev. 826 ft. 46.91834° N, 119.23901° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 6 meters.
Riparian corridor in basalt rimrock canyon dominated by Schoenoplectus acutus, Solidago sp., and Bassia hyssopifolia. Uncommon; rhizomatous; growing in rock crevice. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 380452
David Giblin 2476    5 Sep 2008
3. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
174445 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
380452 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 30 2009. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
2476 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Sep 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
Turnout east side of road along Morgan Lake Road. 
Elevation
826 ft. 
Coordinates
46.91834° N, 119.23901° W 
Site Description
Riparian corridor in basalt rimrock canyon dominated by Schoenoplectus acutus, Solidago sp., and Bassia hyssopifolia. 
Specimen Notes
Uncommon; rhizomatous; growing in rock crevice. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
4. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Pacific County:
Jorgensen Slough. North side of slough between slough and adjacent forest. From parking area to 2 kilometers west.
Elev. 3 ft. 46.5069° N, 123.89438° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3 meters.
Deschampsia cespitosa meadow with brackish tidal slough; Carex lyngbyei dominant along slough banks. Common along edge of adjacent forest; rhizomatous. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 398721; Barcode: WTU-V-005304
Joe Arnett 2008-347    10 Sep 2008
with Cathy Maxwell, David Giblin
4. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
174796 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
398721 
Barcode
WTU-V-005304 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 29 2009. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Joe Arnett 
Collection #
2008-347 
Other Collectors
Cathy Maxwell, David Giblin 
Date Collected
10 Sep 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pacific 
Locality
Jorgensen Slough. North side of slough between slough and adjacent forest. From parking area to 2 kilometers west. 
Elevation
3 ft. 
Coordinates
46.5069° N, 123.89438° W 
Site Description
Deschampsia cespitosa meadow with brackish tidal slough; Carex lyngbyei dominant along slough banks. 
Specimen Notes
Common along edge of adjacent forest; rhizomatous. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
5. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Badger Mountain. East flank of reserve land. Area burned in recent past and adjacent parcel with mature Artemisia tridentata shrubs.
Elev. 1230 ft. 46.23229° N, 119.31052° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters.
Bromus tectorum dominant in burned areas; Artemisia tridentata dominant in unburned areas. Scattered at base of flank in disturbed sandy soil. Phenology: Remnants. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 403247; Barcode: WTU-V-011526
David Giblin 2581    16 Apr 2009
with Don Knoke
5. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
176530 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
403247 
Barcode
WTU-V-011526 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 7 2010. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
2581 
Other Collectors
Don Knoke 
Date Collected
16 Apr 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Badger Mountain. East flank of reserve land. Area burned in recent past and adjacent parcel with mature Artemisia tridentata shrubs. 
Elevation
1230 ft. 
Coordinates
46.23229° N, 119.31052° W 
Site Description
Bromus tectorum dominant in burned areas; Artemisia tridentata dominant in unburned areas. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered at base of flank in disturbed sandy soil. 
Phenology
Remnants 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
6. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Benton County Park. Along Yakima River on east side of Highway 225.
Elev. 419 ft. 46.15958° N, 119.45321° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters.
Degraded shrub-steppe community with sandy soil and Leymus cinereus dominant. Common in sandy, open flats; rhizomatous. Phenology: Remnants. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 400760; Barcode: WTU-V-007277
David Giblin 2603    17 Apr 2009
with Don Knoke
6. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
176549 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
400760 
Barcode
WTU-V-007277 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 4 2010. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
2603 
Other Collectors
Don Knoke 
Date Collected
17 Apr 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Benton County Park. Along Yakima River on east side of Highway 225. 
Elevation
419 ft. 
Coordinates
46.15958° N, 119.45321° W 
Site Description
Degraded shrub-steppe community with sandy soil and Leymus cinereus dominant. 
Specimen Notes
Common in sandy, open flats; rhizomatous. 
Phenology
Remnants 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
7. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area along Highway 225.
Elev. 480 ft. 46.33112° N, 119.49187° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 100 meters. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Shrub-steppe, basalt rimrock landscape lacking Artemisia tridentata. Phlox longifolia common and abundant along with Erodium cicutarium and Bromus tectorum. Common along gravel road through property. Phenology: Remnants. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 400860; Barcode: WTU-V-007376
Don Knoke 1781    17 Apr 2009
with David Giblin
7. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
176590 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
400860 
Barcode
WTU-V-007376 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 4 2010. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Don Knoke 
Collection #
1781 
Other Collectors
David Giblin 
Date Collected
17 Apr 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area along Highway 225. 
Elevation
480 ft. 
Coordinates
46.33112° N, 119.49187° W 
Site Description
Shrub-steppe, basalt rimrock landscape lacking Artemisia tridentata. Phlox longifolia common and abundant along with Erodium cicutarium and Bromus tectorum. 
Specimen Notes
Common along gravel road through property. 
Phenology
Remnants 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
8. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Vendovi Island.
48.6094° N, 122.6065° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Northwest points and breakwater. A few plants in dry rocky substrate of breakwater. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 404031; Barcode: WTU-V-012209
Eliza Habegger EH-2011-7    11 Sep 2011
8. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
182171 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
404031 
Barcode
WTU-V-012209 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 23 2011. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Eliza Habegger 
Collection #
EH-2011-7 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Sep 2011 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Vendovi Island. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.6094° N, 122.6065° W 
Site Description
Northwest points and breakwater. 
Specimen Notes
A few plants in dry rocky substrate of breakwater. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
9. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Oregon, Grant County:
Malheur National Forest. Logan Valley. On Forest Service Road 16, 1.1 miles west from junction with Road 815 to Big Creek Campground. Wildlife viewing area.
Elev. 5088 ft. 44.1783° N, 118.6396° W.
Dry open upland grassland with some vernally moist soils. Collections around parking area and roadsides, including one cut bank. Dominant introduced species. Very common in upland grassland and roadside. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 397845
Paul Slichter 10-20    17 Jul 2010
9. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
187233 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
397845 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 3 2013. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Paul Slichter 
Collection #
10-20 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Jul 2010 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Grant 
Locality
Malheur National Forest. Logan Valley. On Forest Service Road 16, 1.1 miles west from junction with Road 815 to Big Creek Campground. Wildlife viewing area. 
Elevation
5088 ft. 
Coordinates
44.1783° N, 118.6396° W 
Site Description
Dry open upland grassland with some vernally moist soils. Collections around parking area and roadsides, including one cut bank. 
Specimen Notes
Dominant introduced species. Very common in upland grassland and roadside. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
10. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Mason County:
Oyster Bay, southwest corner adjacent to Highway 101.
Elev. 1 m. 47.09968° N, 123.08617° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters. Georeferenced by Maria Yousoufian.
Salt water marsh dominated by Juncus filiformis. Locally common in upper areas of marsh; rhizomatous. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 392872
David Giblin 3190    2 Sep 2009
10. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
187315 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
392872 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by D. Giblin, 12 2013. Sources: Jepson 2nd Ed..  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
3190 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
2 Sep 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Mason 
Locality
Oyster Bay, southwest corner adjacent to Highway 101. 
Elevation
1 m. 
Coordinates
47.09968° N, 123.08617° W 
Site Description
Salt water marsh dominated by Juncus filiformis. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common in upper areas of marsh; rhizomatous. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
11. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Stevens County:
Western Colville National Forest and Vicinity: Little Twin Lakes, circa 11 air miles east of Colville.
Elev. 3700 ft. T35N R41E S4 NW1/4, also T36N R41E S33 SW1/4. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Rocky outcrop. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 413742; Barcode: WTU-V-029078
Jean Wood 6812    1 Aug 1996
11. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
3182500 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
413742 
Barcode
WTU-V-029078 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
2. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by CT Roche , 2016.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Jean Wood 
Collection #
6812 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Aug 1996 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Stevens 
Locality
Western Colville National Forest and Vicinity: Little Twin Lakes, circa 11 air miles east of Colville. 
Elevation
3700 ft. 
Coordinates
T35N R41E S4 NW1/4, also T36N R41E S33 SW1/4 
Site Description
Rocky outcrop. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Poaceae
12. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Oregon, Sherman County:
Deschutes River State Recreation Area, mouth of river.
45.706758° N, 120.703556° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Common in lowlands along river edge, with abundant Cynodon dactylon, Phalaris arundinacea, Euthamia occidentalis. Rhizomatous. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU
Peter Dunwiddie PWD-19-317    30 Jul 2019
with Peter Zika
12. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
3281612 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by Peter Dunwiddie, 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter Dunwiddie 
Collection #
PWD-19-317 
Other Collectors
Peter Zika 
Date Collected
30 Jul 2019 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Sherman 
Locality
Deschutes River State Recreation Area, mouth of river. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
45.706758° N, 120.703556° W 
Site Description
Common in lowlands along river edge, with abundant Cynodon dactylon, Phalaris arundinacea, Euthamia occidentalis. 
Specimen Notes
Rhizomatous. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
13. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
On Columbia River north shore, Plymouth Park near I-82 bridge.
45.93404° N, 119.33437° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Occasional at dry edge of irrigated lawn, full sun with Conyza canadensis, Lactuca serriola, Bromus diandrus. Rhizomatous. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU
Peter F. Zika PWD-19-437    4 Aug 2019
with Peter Dunwiddie
13. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
3282144 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by Peter F. Zika, 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
PWD-19-437 
Other Collectors
Peter Dunwiddie 
Date Collected
4 Aug 2019 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
On Columbia River north shore, Plymouth Park near I-82 bridge. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
45.93404° N, 119.33437° W 
Site Description
Occasional at dry edge of irrigated lawn, full sun with Conyza canadensis, Lactuca serriola, Bromus diandrus. 
Specimen Notes
Rhizomatous. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Poaceae
14. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
U.S.A., Washington, Spokane County:
Within the floodplain of Hangman Creek near West Fairfield.
47.395782° N, 117.252867° W.
Shrub/emergent wetland/riparian area; dry, part sun. Common, graminoid, rhizomes, erect. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU
Patricia Johnson NWC21-WA-10268-Q11    8 Sep 2021
14. Elymus repens (L.) Gould
Database ID
3506569 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Poaceae 
Name on Specimen
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Accepted Name
Elymus repens (L.) Gould 
Annotation History
1. Elymus repens (L.) Gould.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 8 2021. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Patricia Johnson 
Collection #
NWC21-WA-10268-Q11 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
8 Sep 2021 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Spokane 
Locality
Within the floodplain of Hangman Creek near West Fairfield. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.395782° N, 117.252867° W 
Site Description
Shrub/emergent wetland/riparian area; dry, part sun. 
Specimen Notes
Common, graminoid, rhizomes, erect. 
Phenology
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.