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Label Query: Genus = "Medicago", Species = "polymorpha"
Fabaceae
1. Medicago polymorpha 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.
Weed. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 23640
E. H. Jones s.n.     Apr 1934
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
11221 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
23640 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
2. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
    Annotated by George Neville Jones.
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
E. H. Jones 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Apr 1934 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.613617°, -122.310098° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Weed. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
2. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Mukilteo.
47.94472°, -122.30333°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
In gravelly soil. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 25255
George Neville Jones 4852    19 May 1934
2. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
11223 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
25255 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
2. Medicago hispida Gaertn. var. apiculata (Willd.) Urban.
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George Neville Jones 
Collection #
4852 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 May 1934 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Mukilteo. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.94472°, -122.30333° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
In gravelly soil. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Whitman County:
Pullman.
46.73139°, -117.17861°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by John Bassett. Coordinate Source: Nat. Geog. TOPO!.
Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 101538
George Neville Jones 1437    4 Oct 1926
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
11224 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
101538 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
2. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George Neville Jones 
Collection #
1437 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
4 Oct 1926 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whitman 
Locality
Pullman. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.73139°, -117.17861° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
4. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
East Seattle.
47.60639°, -122.33083°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers & Fruits.
WTU 95242
Emma A. Shumway s.n.    16 May 1892
4. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
99643 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
95242 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago denticulata Willd.
2. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 8 2008. Sources: H&C.
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Emma A. Shumway 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
16 May 1892 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
East Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.60639°, -122.33083° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
5. Medicago polymorpha 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.
Bur clover. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits.
WTU 11077
C. V. Piper 406    24 Jun 1888
5. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
99644 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
11077 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago denticulata Willd.
2. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 8 2008. Sources: H&C.
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
C. V. Piper 
Collection #
406 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
24 Jun 1888 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.613617°, -122.310098° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Bur clover. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
6. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Benton County:
Intramural track; Oregon State College Campus; Corvallis.
Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 163207
Willetta M. Smith s.n.    18 Jul 1953
6. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
99646 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
163207 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
    Annotated by A. N. Steward.
2. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Willetta M. Smith 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Jul 1953 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Benton 
Locality
Intramural track; Oregon State College Campus; Corvallis. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
7. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Curry County:
Lawson Creek Bar on the Illinois River, 5 miles south of Agness.
Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 129425
William H. Baker 5353    31 May 1948
7. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
99647 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
129425 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
2. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
William H. Baker 
Collection #
5353 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
31 May 1948 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Curry 
Locality
Lawson Creek Bar on the Illinois River, 5 miles south of Agness. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
8. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Douglas County:
Just west of Roseburg.
Base of rocky slope. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 25238JWT
J. William Thompson 2031    7 Apr 1927
8. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
99648 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
25238JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
2. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
2031 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Apr 1927 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Douglas 
Locality
Just west of Roseburg. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Base of rocky slope. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
9. Medicago polymorpha 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: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 195565
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 2041    10 Jun 1916
9. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
99649 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
195565 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago turbinata (L.) All.
2. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 8 2008. Sources: H&C.
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf 
Collection #
2041 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Jun 1916 
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
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
10. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
Fairhaven.
48.71837°, -122.50811°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by John Bassett. Coordinate Source: Nat. Geog. TOPO!.
Introduced into cultivated fields and by waysides in Western Washington. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 11322
Louis F. Henderson s.n.    2 Jul 1892
10. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
107058 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
11322 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago denticulata Willd.
2. Medicago hispida Gaertn.
3. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Louis F. Henderson 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
2 Jul 1892 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
Fairhaven. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.71837°, -122.50811° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Introduced into cultivated fields and by waysides in Western Washington. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
11. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
Lawrence Street near Filmore Street, Port Townsend.
Elev. 114 ft. 48° 7' N, 122° 45.7' W; T30N R1W S2.
Gravel and garden beds; with Poa annua, Stellaria media, full sun. Yellow flowers, adventive. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 369472
Peter F. Zika 15934    19 Apr 2001
11. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
167477 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
369472 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago arabica (L.) Huds.
2. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 21 2015. Remarks: Leaflets lacking purple blotch; marginal vein of fruit not grooved; stipules deeply lacerate. 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
15934 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Apr 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Lawrence Street near Filmore Street, Port Townsend. 
Elevation
114 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 7' N, 122° 45.7' W; T30N R1W S2 
Site Description
Gravel and garden beds; with Poa annua, Stellaria media, full sun. 
Specimen Notes
Yellow flowers, adventive. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
12. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
North side of Shorecrest High School, just west of intersection of 25th Ave NE and NE 158th Street; Shoreline.
Elev. 99 m. 47.74274° N, 122.302802° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 4 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Large, earthen bank above parking lot; full sun, gravelly soil, recently graded and seeded with grass, some parts not recently mown, with numerous weeds. Flowers yellow; fruits strongly coiled and spiny; stems prostrate, spreading from a taproot (plants appearing annual); a couple plants at base of embankment. Photographed. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits.
WTU
Ben Legler 13803    9 Aug 2015
12. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
2782344 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
13803 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Aug 2015 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
North side of Shorecrest High School, just west of intersection of 25th Ave NE and NE 158th Street; Shoreline. 
Elevation
99 m. 
Coordinates
47.74274° N, 122.302802° W 
Site Description
Large, earthen bank above parking lot; full sun, gravelly soil, recently graded and seeded with grass, some parts not recently mown, with numerous weeds. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers yellow; fruits strongly coiled and spiny; stems prostrate, spreading from a taproot (plants appearing annual); a couple plants at base of embankment. Photographed. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Fabaceae
13. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
East end of parking lot in Bobby McGarraugh Park, on east side of Cherry Street, Port Townsend.
Elev. 40 m. 48.128212° N, 122.769575° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 7 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Parking area with compacted gravel and low cover of Trifolium spp., Erodium cicutarium, and Geranium molle around margins; sunny. Pods spirally coiled, armed with prickles; annual with sprawling branched stems; local on edge of lawn. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits.
WTU 410834; Barcode: WTU-V-025964
Ben Legler 14077    15 May 2016
13. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
2806181 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
410834 
Barcode
WTU-V-025964 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2016.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
14077 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 May 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
East end of parking lot in Bobby McGarraugh Park, on east side of Cherry Street, Port Townsend. 
Elevation
40 m. 
Coordinates
48.128212° N, 122.769575° W 
Site Description
Parking area with compacted gravel and low cover of Trifolium spp., Erodium cicutarium, and Geranium molle around margins; sunny. 
Specimen Notes
Pods spirally coiled, armed with prickles; annual with sprawling branched stems; local on edge of lawn. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Fabaceae
14. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
South side of Kah Tai Lagoon ca 60 meters northeast of parking area; Port Townsend.
Elev. 2 m. 48.109535° N, 122.779202° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Weedy thicket at edge of mown lawn; soil mesic early in season. Pods spirally coiled, prickly; taprooted annual with branching, sprawling stems; locally common, with Medicago arabica. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits.
WTU 409960; Barcode: WTU-V-023977
Ben Legler 14080    15 May 2016
14. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
2806184 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
409960 
Barcode
WTU-V-023977 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2016.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
14080 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 May 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
South side of Kah Tai Lagoon ca 60 meters northeast of parking area; Port Townsend. 
Elevation
2 m. 
Coordinates
48.109535° N, 122.779202° W 
Site Description
Weedy thicket at edge of mown lawn; soil mesic early in season. 
Specimen Notes
Pods spirally coiled, prickly; taprooted annual with branching, sprawling stems; locally common, with Medicago arabica. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Fabaceae
15. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Jefferson County:
Along Larry Scott Trail near northeast end of lagoon ca 0.2 km southwest of trailhead by marina; Port Townsend.
Elev. 4 m. 48.104389° N, 122.782527° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Wide spot along a built up rail bed now converted to trail, adjacent to saltwater; full sun; gravelly soil; with Medicago sativa, Bromus. Pod spirally coiled, unarmed in all plants at this site; sprawling, tangled annuals forming diffuse patches, locally common. Phenology: Fruits.
WTU
Ben Legler 14081    15 May 2016
15. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
2806185 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2016.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
14081 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 May 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Along Larry Scott Trail near northeast end of lagoon ca 0.2 km southwest of trailhead by marina; Port Townsend. 
Elevation
4 m. 
Coordinates
48.104389° N, 122.782527° W 
Site Description
Wide spot along a built up rail bed now converted to trail, adjacent to saltwater; full sun; gravelly soil; with Medicago sativa, Bromus. 
Specimen Notes
Pod spirally coiled, unarmed in all plants at this site; sprawling, tangled annuals forming diffuse patches, locally common. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Fabaceae
16. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Washington, Thurston County:
Edge of parking area on west side of Columbia Street NW opposite junction with Thurston Avenue NW, east side of West Bay, Olympia.
Elev. 2 m. 47.047437° N, 122.904211° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Weedy lawn partly shaded by street trees, between sidewalk and marina, with Medicago polymorpha, Erodium cicutarium, Cerastium glomeratum. Flowers yellow; pods strongly coiled, armed, outer ridge lacking a groove; leaves lacking purple blotches; prostrate annual weed in lawn, locally common. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits.
WTU
Ben Legler 14643    25 May 2018
16. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
3215320 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2018.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
14643 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 May 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Thurston 
Locality
Edge of parking area on west side of Columbia Street NW opposite junction with Thurston Avenue NW, east side of West Bay, Olympia. 
Elevation
2 m. 
Coordinates
47.047437° N, 122.904211° W 
Site Description
Weedy lawn partly shaded by street trees, between sidewalk and marina, with Medicago polymorpha, Erodium cicutarium, Cerastium glomeratum. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers yellow; pods strongly coiled, armed, outer ridge lacking a groove; leaves lacking purple blotches; prostrate annual weed in lawn, locally common. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Fabaceae
17. Medicago polymorpha L. var. brevispina (Benth.) Heyn
     (= Medicago polymorpha L.)
U.S.A., California, Contra Costa County:
On both sides of the dirt roads, 1.8 miles (air) northwest of Los Vaqueros Reservoir Marina, 2.1 miles (air) southwest of Los Vaqueros Reservoir Dam, approximately 25 miles (air) southwest of Stockton.
Elev. 525 ft. 37° 49' 56.3" N, 121° 45' 57.17" W; T1S, R2E, undesignated section of Canada de Los Vaqueros Land Grant. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
On damp soil. Foothill Woodland. Normal size plants. Common. Flowers yellow. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 412668; Barcode: WTU-V-028524
Lowell Ahart 20763    19 Apr 2016
with Josephine Guardino
17. Medicago polymorpha L. var. brevispina (Benth.) Heyn
Database ID
3232885 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
412668 
Barcode
WTU-V-028524 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. var. brevispina (Benth.) Heyn 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L. var. brevispina (Benth.) Heyn.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Lowell Ahart 
Collection #
20763 
Other Collectors
Josephine Guardino 
Date Collected
19 Apr 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
California 
County
Contra Costa 
Locality
On both sides of the dirt roads, 1.8 miles (air) northwest of Los Vaqueros Reservoir Marina, 2.1 miles (air) southwest of Los Vaqueros Reservoir Dam, approximately 25 miles (air) southwest of Stockton. 
Elevation
525 ft. 
Coordinates
37° 49' 56.3" N, 121° 45' 57.17" W; T1S, R2E, undesignated section of Canada de Los Vaqueros Land Grant 
Site Description
On damp soil. Foothill Woodland. 
Specimen Notes
Normal size plants. Common. Flowers yellow. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Fabaceae
18. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., South Carolina, Barnwell County:
Railroad right-of-way along HW 78 on E side of Williston.
Flowers yellow, plants prostrate; infrequent.
WTU 289247; Barcode: WTU-V-052011
J. Massey 3176    15 Apr 1972
with S. W. Leonard
18. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
3427567 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
289247 
Barcode
WTU-V-052011 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Remarks: ! M. Link-Perez OSC 2019 
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. Massey 
Collection #
3176 
Other Collectors
S. W. Leonard 
Date Collected
15 Apr 1972 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
South Carolina 
County
Barnwell 
Locality
Railroad right-of-way along HW 78 on E side of Williston. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Flowers yellow, plants prostrate; infrequent. 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Fabaceae
19. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Louisiana, Jefferson County:
Growing in an open field adjacent to the U.S. Post Office and across the street from the U.S. Post Office and across the street from the Sure Way Market. Along La 1 in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Loose soil. Unshaded. Yellow flowers.
WTU 318372; Barcode: WTU-V-052013
Alan W. Lievens 2127    20 Mar 1987
with Patricia B. Cox, Elizabeth M. Harris, and Lowell E. Urbatsch.
19. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
3427568 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
318372 
Barcode
WTU-V-052013 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Remarks: ! M. Link-Perez OSC 2019 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Alan W. Lievens 
Collection #
2127 
Other Collectors
Patricia B. Cox, Elizabeth M. Harris, and Lowell E. Urbatsch. 
Date Collected
20 Mar 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Louisiana 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Growing in an open field adjacent to the U.S. Post Office and across the street from the U.S. Post Office and across the street from the Sure Way Market. Along La 1 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Loose soil. Unshaded.  
Specimen Notes
Yellow flowers. 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Fabaceae
20. Medicago polymorpha L.
U.S.A., Louisiana, Jefferson County:
Growing in an open field adjacent to the U.S. Post Office and across the street from the Sure Way Market. Along La 1 in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Loose soil. Unshaded. Yellow flowers.
WTU 318377; Barcode: WTU-V-052018
Alan W. Lievens 2127    20 Mar 1987
with Patricia B. Cox, Elizabeth M. Harris, and Lowell E. Urbatsch.
20. Medicago polymorpha L.
Database ID
3427569 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
318377 
Barcode
WTU-V-052018 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Fabaceae 
Name on Specimen
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Accepted Name
Medicago polymorpha L. 
Annotation History
1. Medicago polymorpha L.
    Remarks: ! M. Link-Perez OSC 2019 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Alan W. Lievens 
Collection #
2127 
Other Collectors
Patricia B. Cox, Elizabeth M. Harris, and Lowell E. Urbatsch. 
Date Collected
20 Mar 1987 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Louisiana 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Growing in an open field adjacent to the U.S. Post Office and across the street from the Sure Way Market. Along La 1 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Loose soil. Unshaded. 
Specimen Notes
Yellow flowers. 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

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Database Field Descriptions:
Database ID
Each of our backend databases assigns a unique and persistent integer ID to each specimen record. A GUID (globally unique identifier) can be formed from this by combining it with the herbarium and collection acronyms (example: WTU-VP-12733).
Herbarium
Every herbarium is referred to by a unique acronym. Ours is WTU, which stands for Washington Territorial University. Our database also includes some specimens housed at NOCA (North Cascades National Park Herbarium) and MORA (Mount Rainier National Park Herbarium). For a complete listing of herbarium acronyms, see Index Herbariorum.
Collection
WTU's specimens are physically housed in separate collections according to taxonomic groups: Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, and Fungi.
Dataset
Some specimens are grouped into "Datasets," representing such things as incorporated herbaria or major collecting projects.
Accession
Each of WTU's Vascular Plant specimens is assigned an accession number. Our other collections lack accession numbers (see Barcode instead). Ideally, each specimen would have a unique accession number, but this fails in practice. Some accession numbers include "JWT" after the number; these indicate specimens originating from the herbarium of J. William Thompson that were integrated into WTU's collections but not re-accessioned with WTU numbers. Accession numbers followed by an "A", "B", or other single letter represent sheets with multiple collections mounted on them, all using the same accession number.
Barcode
Our Bryophyte, Algae, Lichen, Fungi, and some Vascular Plant specimens are assigned pre-printed barcode stickers. These follow the format "WTU-C-######", where C represents a code for the collection (one of: V, B, A, L, F) and ###### represents a zero-padded, six-digit number.
Other Numbers
Specimens collected from North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks are assigned National Park Service accession and catalog numbers. These numbers are listed here.
Family
The scientific name of the family. Our database generally uses AGPIII and other current sources for vascular plant family names. However, our physical Vascular Plant collection is organized by the older Englerian sequence.
Accepted Name
For Vascular Plants, this gives the accepted name by which the specimen is currently known. The accepted name is derived by looking up the most recent annotation name in a synonymy table and finding its corresponding accepted name.
Annotation History
The sequence of annotations and scientific names given on the physical specimen is listed here, in order from the first to most recent. We treat the name on the original label as the first annotation.
Type Notes
If this is a type specimen, then information about its type status (holotype, isotype, etc.) and the name(s) for which it is a type is provided here.
Collector
The person who collected this specimen, as given on the label, and whose name is associated with the collection number on the label. If no collector name is given, we enter "unknown" into this field.
Collection #
A unique number assigned to the specimen by the collector. Different collectors use different numbering schemes; these may include the addition of prefixes (such as their initials or the year) or suffixes (such as an A or B). In the database, any prefixes and suffixes are included in the Collector's Number field exactly as they appear on the specimen label. When no collector number is given, we type "s.n." in this field.
Other Collectors
Other collectors that are listed on the label along with the primary collector, but whose collection number was not assigned to this specimen.
Date Collected
The date on which the specimen was collected, split up between day, month, and year in the database. Months are stored as nubmers (1-12) but displayed as three-letter abbreviations. Years are alway 4-digits long. Occasionally the label may give a range of dates. In such cases, the first date in the range is used as the collection date, and the entire collection date is entered into the Verbatim Date field as it appears on the label. If no date is given, then the date fields are left blank and a note is made in the Verbatim Date field.
Verbatim Date
The literal date string as displayed on the label; only used for dates that cannot be represented by a single day, month, and year.
Country
Name of the country from which the specimen was collected. Specimens from the United States of America are entered as "U.S.A."
State or Province
Name of the state or province from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. U.S. states are spelled out in full.
County
Name of the county, municipality, borough, parish, or equivalent political unit from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. The designation (such as "county") is not included in the field value.
Locality
A text description of the location where the specimen was collected, as given on the specimen label. May include national park, national forest, and other land use designations. Older collections often have short and imprecise locality data. Detailed locality data for rare species (threatened, endangered, sensitive, watch, ...) is included in our database but omitted from the search results.
Elevation
Elevations may be given either in feet or meters, and may include a minimum and maximum elevation, representing a range.
Coordinates
May include TRS/PLSS (township, range, section, quarter, etc.), latitude/longitude, and UTM. Coordinates for arare species are included in our database but omittedfrom the search results.
Site Description
This field includes all label information characterizing the site, such habitat, vegetation zone/association, substrate, slope, moisture, associated species, and so on - as the information appears on the specimen label.
Specimen Notes
Includes any characteristics pertaining to the plant specimen itself, such as flower color, fruit length, and plant height, along with information about the species, such as abundance and the precise location and micro-habitat where collected. Also includes any notes or text on the specimen that does not better fit into another field.
Phenology
Specifies the sexual maturity/condition of the specimen, such as flowering, fruiting, cone-bearing, spore-bearing, fertile, or sterile. Phenology is generally not given on the label; instead the person entering the record examines the specimen and selects the appropriate value.
Origin
Specifies whether the specimen is native or introduced to the state or country where it was collected. Origin data is rarely found on the specimen label; instead, it is entered during data entry either from a lookup table or from the date entry personnel's own knowledge. Origin data should be considered supplemental information, and should not be relied on as authoritative.
Cultivated
A Yes/No flag indicating if this is a cultivated specimen. Cultivated specimens generally do not represent valid distribution records and should be excluded from range maps or other geographic analyses.


Disclaimer:

WTU makes a reasonable effort to prevent and correct data entry errors; however, we cannot guarantee that our database is free from typos, misidentifications, or inaccurate label data. Please use the information at your own discretion. Error corrections and comments can be sent to Ben Legler or David Giblin.