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Label Query: Genus = "Onopordum", Species = "acanthium"
Asteraceae
1. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Asotin County:
Clarkston.
46.41639°, -117.04417°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
In silty loam. Flowers reddish-purple. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 146610
John Thomas Howell 28509    30 Jun 1952
1. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
18916 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
146610 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
John Thomas Howell 
Collection #
28509 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
30 Jun 1952 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Asotin 
Locality
Clarkston. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.41639°, -117.04417° 
Site Description
In silty loam. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers reddish-purple. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
2. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Whitman County:
Wawawai County Park, Wawawai.
Elev. 800 ft. 46° 38' N, 117° 22' 30" W; T13N R43E S2.
Tall silvery plant with winged stems. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 344402
Sarah Gage G&R 984    7 Jun 1993
with Teresa Leyens
2. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
18917 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
344402 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Sarah Gage 
Collection #
G&R 984 
Other Collectors
Teresa Leyens 
Date Collected
7 Jun 1993 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whitman 
Locality
Wawawai County Park, Wawawai. 
Elevation
800 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 38' N, 117° 22' 30" W; T13N R43E S2 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Tall silvery plant with winged stems. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
3. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Klickitat County:
Along State Hwy. 14, 1.4 miles east of Sundale Park.
Elev. 117 m. T3N R20E S22. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
On a hillside just above where the road crosses the creek. Flowers purple, common, plants too one meter tall, associated genera: Helianthus, Sisymbrium, Amaranthus, Verbascum thapsus, Bromus, Artemisia. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 313678
Richard R. Halse 3359    17 Aug 1986
3. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
150744 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
313678 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Richard R. Halse 
Collection #
3359 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Aug 1986 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Klickitat 
Locality
Along State Hwy. 14, 1.4 miles east of Sundale Park. 
Elevation
117 m. 
Coordinates
T3N R20E S22 
Site Description
On a hillside just above where the road crosses the creek. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers purple, common, plants too one meter tall, associated genera: Helianthus, Sisymbrium, Amaranthus, Verbascum thapsus, Bromus, Artemisia. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
4. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
About 1/4 mile west of the North Thorp Highway bridge over the Yakima River.
Elev. 1680 ft. 47° 6.063' N, 120° 42.669' W; T19N R17E S33. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 4 meters.
In level, deep, dry soil with Agropyron repens, Polygonum aviculare, Malva neglecta, and Prunus virginiana. Blue-purple flowers; uncommon. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 365298
Don Knoke 1156    17 Aug 2006
4. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
157735 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
365298 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.
    Annotated by Don Knoke.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Don Knoke 
Collection #
1156 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Aug 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
About 1/4 mile west of the North Thorp Highway bridge over the Yakima River. 
Elevation
1680 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 6.063' N, 120° 42.669' W; T19N R17E S33 
Site Description
In level, deep, dry soil with Agropyron repens, Polygonum aviculare, Malva neglecta, and Prunus virginiana. 
Specimen Notes
Blue-purple flowers; uncommon. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
5. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Idaho, Washington County:
2 miles north or Mann's Creek Store 15 miles northeast of Weiser.
44.404526°, -116.753867°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Road edges and rocky pastures and fields. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 266019
J. H. Christ 15037    22 Jul 1945
5. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
163720 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
266019 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Cirsium sp.
2. Onopordum acanthium L.
    Annotated by David Keil, 1996.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. H. Christ 
Collection #
15037 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
22 Jul 1945 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Washington 
Locality
2 miles north or Mann's Creek Store 15 miles northeast of Weiser. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
44.404526°, -116.753867° 
Site Description
Road edges and rocky pastures and fields. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
6. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Idaho, Clark County:
6 miles east of Spencer.
44.360496°, -112.064567°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Roadside weed. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 300535
William H. Baker 9969    27 Aug 1952
6. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
163722 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
300535 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.
    Remarks: [Onopordum spelled Onopordon on label.] 
Type Notes
 
Collector
William H. Baker 
Collection #
9969 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Aug 1952 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Clark 
Locality
6 miles east of Spencer. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
44.360496°, -112.064567° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Roadside weed. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
7. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Idaho, Nez Perce County:
Near junction of Cottonwood Creek and Snake River, 8 miles below Salmon River.
Elev. 1500 ft. T30N R4W S18. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by John Bassett. Coordinate Source: Nat. Geog. TOPO!.
Overgrazed trail-side; with Sisymbrium. One patch. 3-10 decimeters tall; flowers purple. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 200608
Albert N. Steward 6934    23 Jul 1955
with Rachel L. Steward
7. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
163723 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
200608 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.
    Annotated by A. N. Steward.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Albert N. Steward 
Collection #
6934 
Other Collectors
Rachel L. Steward 
Date Collected
23 Jul 1955 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Nez Perce 
Locality
Near junction of Cottonwood Creek and Snake River, 8 miles below Salmon River. 
Elevation
1500 ft. 
Coordinates
T30N R4W S18 
Site Description
Overgrazed trail-side; with Sisymbrium. 
Specimen Notes
One patch. 3-10 decimeters tall; flowers purple. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
8. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Whitman County:
Brayton Road, Pullman.
Elev. 2361 ft. 46° 44.5' N, 117° 11.6' W.
Dry west slope near old quarry, with Bromus tectorum, Melilotus officinalis. 1.5 meters tall, common. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 369054
P. F. Zika 22511    6 Oct 2005
with R. Old
8. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
167114 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
369054 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
P. F. Zika 
Collection #
22511 
Other Collectors
R. Old 
Date Collected
6 Oct 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whitman 
Locality
Brayton Road, Pullman. 
Elevation
2361 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 44.5' N, 117° 11.6' W 
Site Description
Dry west slope near old quarry, with Bromus tectorum, Melilotus officinalis. 
Specimen Notes
1.5 meters tall, common. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
9. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Thurston County:
10400 138th Avenue Southeast, Rainier.
46.8862° N, 122.72° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 100 meters. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Patch of plants, between 10 and 100 square feet. Upright, branching, to 8 feet tall, spiny, broad clasping leaves, winged stems. Similar to Scotch thistle but very green, not hairy on upper leaf surface. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 389334
Mary Jo Seery s.n.    11 Jul 2012
9. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
185616 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
389334 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 7 2012. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Mary Jo Seery 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Jul 2012 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Thurston 
Locality
10400 138th Avenue Southeast, Rainier. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
46.8862° N, 122.72° W 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Patch of plants, between 10 and 100 square feet. Upright, branching, to 8 feet tall, spiny, broad clasping leaves, winged stems. Similar to Scotch thistle but very green, not hairy on upper leaf surface. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
10. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Oregon, Jefferson County:
Along Cherry Creek above John Day River.
Weedy, dry roadside. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 414889; Barcode: WTU-V-032315
David Gross 946    14 Jul 2013
10. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
3095236 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
414889 
Barcode
WTU-V-032315 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Cirsium sp.
    Annotated by David Gross. Remarks: [Name on label is Cirsium acanthium, but is not a published name.]
2. Onopordum acanthium L.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 26 2016. Sources: FNA. Remarks: Determined at the University of Washington. 
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Gross 
Collection #
946 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
14 Jul 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Jefferson 
Locality
Along Cherry Creek above John Day River. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Weedy, dry roadside. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
11. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Whitman County:
Between Wawawai Road and the railroad tracks north of the Snake River. Approximately 750 feet in elevation.
Elev. 750 ft. 46.42251° N, 117.19609° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 415799; Barcode: WTU-V-033205
Jeff Walker 936    29 May 2017
11. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
3148791 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
415799 
Barcode
WTU-V-033205 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Jeff Walker 
Collection #
936 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
29 May 2017 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whitman 
Locality
Between Wawawai Road and the railroad tracks north of the Snake River. Approximately 750 feet in elevation. 
Elevation
750 ft. 
Coordinates
46.42251° N, 117.19609° W 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
12. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Spokane County:
Floodplain of Spokane River below the foot bridge from Gonzaga University to Washington State University Health Sciences campus; near downtown Spokane; south side of Gonzaga University campus, south of soccer field and McCarthy Athletic Center, immediately behind School of Law.
Elev. 1905 ft. 47.66375° N, 117.49223° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 418454; Barcode: WTU-V-039171
Thomas J. Watson 2017-9    28 Jul 2017
12. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
3236747 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
418454 
Barcode
WTU-V-039171 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Thomas J. Watson 
Collection #
2017-9 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 Jul 2017 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Spokane 
Locality
Floodplain of Spokane River below the foot bridge from Gonzaga University to Washington State University Health Sciences campus; near downtown Spokane; south side of Gonzaga University campus, south of soccer field and McCarthy Athletic Center, immediately behind School of Law.  
Elevation
1905 ft. 
Coordinates
47.66375° N, 117.49223° W 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
13. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Benton County:
South end of Whitcomb Island Road, north shore of Columbia River.
Elev. 80 m. 45.8535° N, 119.7531° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Scattered and uncommon on dry herbicided margins of gravel road, full sun, with Populus deloids, P. trichocarpa, Amorpha fruitcosa, Elaeagnus angustifolia. Purple flowers, 2.5 meters tall. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 419102; Barcode: WTU-V-041574
Peter F. Zika 29299    10 Jul 2018
13. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
3238537 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
419102 
Barcode
WTU-V-041574 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
29299 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Jul 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Benton 
Locality
South end of Whitcomb Island Road, north shore of Columbia River. 
Elevation
80 m. 
Coordinates
45.8535° N, 119.7531° W 
Site Description
Scattered and uncommon on dry herbicided margins of gravel road, full sun, with Populus deloids, P. trichocarpa, Amorpha fruitcosa, Elaeagnus angustifolia.  
Specimen Notes
Purple flowers, 2.5 meters tall.  
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
14. Onopordum acanthium L.
U.S.A., Washington, Asotin County:
Meyer's Ridge Road. Approximately 10 kilometers south of Asotin. East side of road.
Elev. 740 m. 46.2726° N, 117.13044° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 200 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
East and northeast-facing slope dominated by Pseudoroegneria spicata, Cantaurea solstitialis, and Bromus tectorum; Achillea millefolium common. Uncommon on east-facing slope; stems winged. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 425395; Barcode: WTU-V-069174
David Giblin 4702    20 May 2013
14. Onopordum acanthium L.
Database ID
3258693 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
425395 
Barcode
WTU-V-069174 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. 
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 16 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
4702 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
20 May 2013 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Asotin 
Locality
Meyer's Ridge Road. Approximately 10 kilometers south of Asotin. East side of road.  
Elevation
740 m. 
Coordinates
46.2726° N, 117.13044° W 
Site Description
East and northeast-facing slope dominated by Pseudoroegneria spicata, Cantaurea solstitialis, and Bromus tectorum; Achillea millefolium common.  
Specimen Notes
Uncommon on east-facing slope; stems winged.  
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
15. Onopordum acanthium L. ssp. acanthium
U.S.A., Oregon, Wasco County:
Along Deschutes River ~RM 1.
45.616922°, -120.906786°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1500 meters. Georeferenced by Dan Post. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Sandy, disturbed riparian zone with grass, forbs and shrubs. Scotch thistle. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 422494; Barcode: WTU-V-056541
David Gross 1411    19 Jun 2018
15. Onopordum acanthium L. ssp. acanthium
Database ID
3284548 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
422494 
Barcode
WTU-V-056541 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Onopordum acanthium L. ssp. acanthium  
Accepted Name
Onopordum acanthium L. ssp. acanthium  
Annotation History
1. Onopordum acanthium L. ssp. acanthium.
    Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Gross 
Collection #
1411 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Jun 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Wasco 
Locality
Along Deschutes River ~RM 1. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
45.616922°, -120.906786° 
Site Description
Sandy, disturbed riparian zone with grass, forbs and shrubs. 
Specimen Notes
Scotch thistle. 
Phenology
Flowers 
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.