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Label Query: Genus = "Galium", Species = "verum"
Rubiaceae
1. Galium verum L.
Russian Federation, Sakhalin Region
Sakhalin Island; in southern half at Sokol Research Station along Belaya River 2 miles east of town of Sokol.
Elev. 197 ft. 47° 14' 26.34" N, 142° 46' 47.28" E.
Forested slope of Betula ermanii and Abies sachalinensis; overlooking uncut hay fields. Flowers white; stems erect; common in fields. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU
Ben Legler 758    19 Jul 2003
1. Galium verum L.
Database ID
724 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 30 2003. Sources: Fl. USSR Vol. XXIII.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
758 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Jul 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Russian Federation 
State or Province
Sakhalin Region 
County
 
Locality
Sakhalin Island; in southern half at Sokol Research Station along Belaya River 2 miles east of town of Sokol. 
Elevation
197 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 14' 26.34" N, 142° 46' 47.28" E 
Site Description
Forested slope of Betula ermanii and Abies sachalinensis; overlooking uncut hay fields. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers white; stems erect; common in fields. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
2. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
1 km south of Montlake Bridge, Seattle.
Elev. 82 ft. T25N R4E S21 NW 1/4. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Lawns and curbs, with Taraxacum officinale, Plantago lanceolata, Trifolium repens. Rhizomatous, yellow flowers, weed. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 337378
P. F. Zika 13619    22 Sep 1998
2. Galium verum L.
Database ID
16657 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
337378 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
13619 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
22 Sep 1998 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
1 km south of Montlake Bridge, Seattle. 
Elevation
82 ft. 
Coordinates
T25N R4E S21 NW 1/4 
Site Description
Lawns and curbs, with Taraxacum officinale, Plantago lanceolata, Trifolium repens. 
Specimen Notes
Rhizomatous, yellow flowers, weed. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
3. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Along SR 529 south of Marysville.
T29N R5E S5. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Roadside bank with Scotch broom and grasses. Large patch. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 321574
Mildred Arnot 394    26 Jul 1991
3. Galium verum L.
Database ID
16658 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
321574 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Mildred Arnot 
Collection #
394 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Jul 1991 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Along SR 529 south of Marysville. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
T29N R5E S5 
Site Description
Roadside bank with Scotch broom and grasses. 
Specimen Notes
Large patch. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
4. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Seattle.
47.613617°, -122.310098°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 15750 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Wedgewood Lawn with minimal mowing. Spreading in patches in lawn. Flowers yellow. Yellow or Ladies Bedstraw. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 328269
T. F. Johnson 190    27 Jul 1987
4. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139323 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
328269 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
T. F. Johnson 
Collection #
190 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Jul 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.613617°, -122.310098° 
Site Description
Wedgewood Lawn with minimal mowing. Spreading in patches in lawn. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers yellow. Yellow or Ladies Bedstraw. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
5. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Seattle, University of Washington campus.
47.60639°, -122.33083°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Weed in lawn. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 15762JWT
G. N. Jones 6125     1933
5. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139324 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
15762JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium sp.
2. Galium verum L.
3. Galium verum L.
    Annotated by Ehreuaf, 1957.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
G. N. Jones 
Collection #
6125 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Seattle, University of Washington campus. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.60639°, -122.33083° 
Site Description
Weed in lawn. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
6. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Seattle, University of Washington Campus.
47.60639°, -122.33083°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Weed in lawn. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 25853
G. N. Jones 6125    13 Sep 1933
6. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139325 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
25853 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium sp.
2. Galium verum L.
    Annotated by Ehreuaf, 1957.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
G. N. Jones 
Collection #
6125 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
13 Sep 1933 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Seattle, University of Washington Campus. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.60639°, -122.33083° 
Site Description
Weed in lawn. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
7. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Seattle, University of Washington.
47.60639°, -122.33083°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Weed in lawn. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 30045
Geo. N. Jones 4314    20 Oct 1932
7. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139326 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
30045 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.
    Annotated by G. N. Jones.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Geo. N. Jones 
Collection #
4314 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
20 Oct 1932 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Seattle, University of Washington. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.60639°, -122.33083° 
Site Description
Weed in lawn. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
8. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Multnomah County:
Linnton near Portland.
45.598728°, -122.787044°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1800 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 227999
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 1936    12 Jul 1912
8. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139327 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
227999 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.
    Annotated by G. S. Torrey, 1913.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 
Collection #
1936 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
12 Jul 1912 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Multnomah 
Locality
Linnton near Portland. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
45.598728°, -122.787044° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
9. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Benton County:
Corvallis. OSC Campus.
Dry gravelly soil, edge of Coliseum parking lot. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 149236
Q. D. Clarkson s.n.    5 Aug 1952
9. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139328 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
149236 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Q. D. Clarkson 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Aug 1952 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Benton 
Locality
Corvallis. OSC Campus. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Dry gravelly soil, edge of Coliseum parking lot. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
10. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Multnomah County:
At Linnton.
Waste lots. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 18621JWT-A
J. William Thompson 3888    25 Sep 1927
10. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139329 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
18621JWT-A 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
3888 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Sep 1927 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Multnomah 
Locality
At Linnton. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Waste lots. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
11. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Marion County:
Near Capitol Building, Salem.
In parking strips. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 18621JWT-B
J. William Thompson s.n.     Aug 1927
11. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139330 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
18621JWT-B 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Aug 1927 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Marion 
Locality
Near Capitol Building, Salem. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
In parking strips. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
12. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Benton County:
Corner of 9th Street and Van Buren, downtown Corvaliis.
Elev. 220 ft. T11S R5W S35. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by John Bassett. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Yellow flowers, rhizomatous, weed in lawn. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 339406
P. F. Zika 14367    17 Sep 1999
12. Galium verum L.
Database ID
139331 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
339406 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
14367 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Sep 1999 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Benton 
Locality
Corner of 9th Street and Van Buren, downtown Corvaliis. 
Elevation
220 ft. 
Coordinates
T11S R5W S35 
Site Description
Yellow flowers, rhizomatous, weed in lawn. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
13. Galium verum L.
Russian Federation, Sakhalin Region
Taliki River.
Elev. 103 ft. 54° 16.483' N, 142° 49.111' E.
South and west facing slopes above beach; exposed gravel hillside on east side of slope; Pinus/Empetrum meadows on south facing slope. Yellow flowers; plants at edge of disturbed soil. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 391464
Kari Stiles 2001-274    14 Aug 2001
13. Galium verum L.
Database ID
180183 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
391464 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.
    Annotated by Valentin Yakubov, 2011. Sources: Pl. Vasc. Orientis Extremi Sovietici.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Kari Stiles 
Collection #
2001-274 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
14 Aug 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Russian Federation 
State or Province
Sakhalin Region 
County
 
Locality
Taliki River. 
Elevation
103 ft. 
Coordinates
54° 16.483' N, 142° 49.111' E 
Site Description
South and west facing slopes above beach; exposed gravel hillside on east side of slope; Pinus/Empetrum meadows on south facing slope. 
Specimen Notes
Yellow flowers; plants at edge of disturbed soil. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Rubiaceae
14. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Northeast 77th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast, in Wedgwood neighborhood, Seattle.
47.6849° N, 122.29° W. Datum: NAD 83. Coordinate uncertainty: 40 meters.
Collected in lawn. Seems to spread mostly by rhizomes and mowing encourages spread. In bloom, sweet fragrance. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 400880; Barcode: WTU-V-007399
Julie Combs 169    6 Oct 2014
with Josephine Lambert
14. Galium verum L.
Database ID
191000 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
400880 
Barcode
WTU-V-007399 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.
    Annotated by Julie Combs.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Julie Combs 
Collection #
169 
Other Collectors
Josephine Lambert 
Date Collected
6 Oct 2014 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Northeast 77th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast, in Wedgwood neighborhood, Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.6849° N, 122.29° W 
Site Description
Collected in lawn. 
Specimen Notes
Seems to spread mostly by rhizomes and mowing encourages spread. In bloom, sweet fragrance. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Rubiaceae
15. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Grays Harbor County:
Creek bank near junction of Ash Street and Simpson Avenue, 1.5 air kilometers northeast of Rennie Island, Hoquiam.
Elev. 3 m. 46.9751° N, 123.8509° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Weedy in mowed area, dry sunny roadside; with Trifolium pratense. Yellow flowers. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 419125; Barcode: WTU-V-041594
Peter F. Zika 29444    25 Aug 2018
15. Galium verum L.
Database ID
3238553 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
419125 
Barcode
WTU-V-041594 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
29444 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Aug 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grays Harbor 
Locality
Creek bank near junction of Ash Street and Simpson Avenue, 1.5 air kilometers northeast of Rennie Island, Hoquiam.  
Elevation
3 m. 
Coordinates
46.9751° N, 123.8509° W 
Site Description
Weedy in mowed area, dry sunny roadside; with Trifolium pratense.  
Specimen Notes
Yellow flowers.  
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Rubiaceae
16. Galium verum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Pioneer Road near Route 164, Enumclaw.
Elev. 230 m. 47.2068° N, 121.9975° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Locally common on dry sunny roadside by curb, with Hypochaeris radicata, Trifolium repens, Festuca rubra. Rhizomatous, fragrant bright yellow flowers, 4 petals, 6 leaves/node. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 418897; Barcode: WTU-V-041979
Peter F. Zika 29261    26 Jun 2018
16. Galium verum L.
Database ID
3239078 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
418897 
Barcode
WTU-V-041979 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Rubiaceae 
Name on Specimen
Galium verum L. 
Accepted Name
Galium verum L. 
Annotation History
1. Galium verum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
29261 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Jun 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Pioneer Road near Route 164, Enumclaw. 
Elevation
230 m. 
Coordinates
47.2068° N, 121.9975° W 
Site Description
Locally common on dry sunny roadside by curb, with Hypochaeris radicata, Trifolium repens, Festuca rubra. 
Specimen Notes
Rhizomatous, fragrant bright yellow flowers, 4 petals, 6 leaves/node. 
Phenology
 
Origin
Introduced 
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.