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Label Query: Genus = "Papaver", Species = "somniferum"
Papaveraceae
1. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
Elwha River.
Elev. 500-1000 ft. 48.060047°, -123.581458°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Roadside at 500 ft. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 21694
George Neville Jones 3539     Jul 1931
1. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
8097 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
21694 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George Neville Jones 
Collection #
3539 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Jul 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
Elwha River. 
Elevation
500-1000 ft. 
Coordinates
48.060047°, -123.581458° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Roadside at 500 ft. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
2. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Yard of James Brown, Central District, Seattle.
47.60639°, -122.33083°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Plant ca. 1 meter tall, flowers with multiple divided petals. Flowers deep pink, with purple outer petals. Leaves glaucous. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 330856
James Brown s.n.    10 Jun 1993
2. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
8098 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
330856 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.
    Annotated by Sarah Gage.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
James Brown 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
10 Jun 1993 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Yard of James Brown, Central District, Seattle. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.60639°, -122.33083° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Plant ca. 1 meter tall, flowers with multiple divided petals. Flowers deep pink, with purple outer petals. Leaves glaucous. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
3. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Island, False Bay, at south end of island.
48.490833°, -123.068056°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1200 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Plants branching at the base, up to ca. 2 feet tall; infrequent on banks; petals lavender with large purple spot at base and in middle of petals. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 259524
Melinda F. Denton 3503    2 Aug 1974
3. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
8099 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
259524 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Melinda F. Denton 
Collection #
3503 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
2 Aug 1974 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Island, False Bay, at south end of island. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.490833°, -123.068056° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Plants branching at the base, up to ca. 2 feet tall; infrequent on banks; petals lavender with large purple spot at base and in middle of petals. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
4. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Island County:
Whidbey Island, Ebey's Landing; at parking area on beach on Hill Road; TNC and state park land.
Elev. 7 ft. 48° 11.56' N, 122° 42.44' W.
Open beach along road; disturbed; Leymus mollis. 10 plants in gravel soil; edge of parking lot; petals lilac. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 356093
Peter W. Dunwiddie PWD 116    4 Jun 2004
with Jeff Walker, Sharon Rodman, Susan Zwinger
4. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
27451 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
356093 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 29 2004.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter W. Dunwiddie 
Collection #
PWD 116 
Other Collectors
Jeff Walker, Sharon Rodman, Susan Zwinger 
Date Collected
4 Jun 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Island 
Locality
Whidbey Island, Ebey's Landing; at parking area on beach on Hill Road; TNC and state park land. 
Elevation
7 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 11.56' N, 122° 42.44' W 
Site Description
Open beach along road; disturbed; Leymus mollis. 
Specimen Notes
10 plants in gravel soil; edge of parking lot; petals lilac. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
5. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
University of Washington, Medicinal Herb Garden. Coordinates Area A.
47.66667°, -122.30861°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced. Cultivated.
WTU 350768
Yoshikawa 072    31 May 2001
5. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
74496 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
350768 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Yoshikawa 
Collection #
072 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
31 May 2001 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
University of Washington, Medicinal Herb Garden. Coordinates Area A. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.66667°, -122.30861° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
Yes 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
6. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Between northwest shore of Skagit River and Skagit Park soccer fields, Burlington.
Elev. 32 ft. 48° 27.8' N, 122° 18.7' W; T34N R4E S5.
Disturbed ground and dirt heaps, full sun. With Juncus bufonius, Trifolium dubium, Lolium multiflorum, Holcus lanatus, Spergularia rubra, Lotus, Anthemis cotula. Occasional annual weed, stem, leaves and fruit grey-green and glaucous; adventive. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 356456
Peter F. Zika 18500    20 Jun 2003
6. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
74499 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
356456 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
18500 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
20 Jun 2003 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Between northwest shore of Skagit River and Skagit Park soccer fields, Burlington. 
Elevation
32 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 27.8' N, 122° 18.7' W; T34N R4E S5 
Site Description
Disturbed ground and dirt heaps, full sun. With Juncus bufonius, Trifolium dubium, Lolium multiflorum, Holcus lanatus, Spergularia rubra, Lotus, Anthemis cotula. 
Specimen Notes
Occasional annual weed, stem, leaves and fruit grey-green and glaucous; adventive. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
7. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Thurston County:
Maytown Road at Exit 95 on Interstate Route 5; 3 air kilometers Southwest of Scott Lake.
Elev. 164 ft. 46° 54' N, 122° 57' W; T16N R2W S5.
Grassy roadbank. Glaucous, buds nod, flowers dark pink-red with large dark purple spot; latex white; fruit erect; adventive with weeds, full sun, with Arrhenatherum. Sheet 1 of 2. Leaf tissue removed by Maria Yousoufian at WTU, ¶6/30/2014, for DNA analysis by Anjelica Perez, Towson ¶University, Towson, MD. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 363658
Peter F. Zika 19833    7 Jun 2004
7. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
156130 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
363658 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
19833 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Jun 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Thurston 
Locality
Maytown Road at Exit 95 on Interstate Route 5; 3 air kilometers Southwest of Scott Lake. 
Elevation
164 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 54' N, 122° 57' W; T16N R2W S5 
Site Description
Grassy roadbank. 
Specimen Notes
Glaucous, buds nod, flowers dark pink-red with large dark purple spot; latex white; fruit erect; adventive with weeds, full sun, with Arrhenatherum. Sheet 1 of 2. Leaf tissue removed by Maria Yousoufian at WTU, ¶6/30/2014, for DNA analysis by Anjelica Perez, Towson ¶University, Towson, MD. 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
8. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Thurston County:
Maytown Road at Exit 95 on Interstate Route 5; 3 air kilometers Southwest of Scott Lake.
Elev. 164 ft. 46° 54' N, 122° 57' W; T16N R2W S5.
Grassy roadbank. Glaucous, buds nod, flowers dark pink-red with large dark purple spot; latex white; fruit erect; adventive with weeds, full sun, with Arrhenatherum. Sheet 2 of 2. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 363659
Peter F. Zika 19833    7 Jun 2004
8. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
156131 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
363659 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
19833 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Jun 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Thurston 
Locality
Maytown Road at Exit 95 on Interstate Route 5; 3 air kilometers Southwest of Scott Lake. 
Elevation
164 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 54' N, 122° 57' W; T16N R2W S5 
Site Description
Grassy roadbank. 
Specimen Notes
Glaucous, buds nod, flowers dark pink-red with large dark purple spot; latex white; fruit erect; adventive with weeds, full sun, with Arrhenatherum. Sheet 2 of 2. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
9. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Seattle. Montlake. Corner of 22nd Avenue E. and E. Louisa Street.
Elev. 82 ft. 47° 38.5' N, 122° 18.2' W.
Disturbed ground. With Poa annua, Juncus tenuis, Euphorbia peplis, Sagina procumbens. Spontaneous annual, never cultivated here; flower pink-red with dark purple spot at base of petal; stem, leaves and fruit glaucous; latex off-white. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 365033
Peter F. Zika 22749    13 Jun 2006
9. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
156994 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
365033 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
22749 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
13 Jun 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Seattle. Montlake. Corner of 22nd Avenue E. and E. Louisa Street. 
Elevation
82 ft. 
Coordinates
47° 38.5' N, 122° 18.2' W 
Site Description
Disturbed ground. With Poa annua, Juncus tenuis, Euphorbia peplis, Sagina procumbens. 
Specimen Notes
Spontaneous annual, never cultivated here; flower pink-red with dark purple spot at base of petal; stem, leaves and fruit glaucous; latex off-white. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
10. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Western Avenue near Pike Street. Elliot Bay, Seattle.
Elev. 49 ft. T25N R4E S31 SE. Datum: NAD 27. Coordinate uncertainty: 805 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: TRS2LL.
Crack in concrete sidewalk. White petals with purple blotch, anthers cream, stem and leaves glaucous, waif. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 372170
Peter F. Zika 15180D    7 Jul 2000
10. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
170015 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
372170 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.
    Annotated by Peter F. Zika.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
15180D 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
7 Jul 2000 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Western Avenue near Pike Street. Elliot Bay, Seattle. 
Elevation
49 ft. 
Coordinates
T25N R4E S31 SE 
Site Description
Crack in concrete sidewalk. 
Specimen Notes
White petals with purple blotch, anthers cream, stem and leaves glaucous, waif. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Papaveraceae
11. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, Snohomish County:
Marine Drive "Tulare Pass".
48.107188°, -122.329423°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 2500 meters. Georeferenced by Ibro Polovina. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 399461; Barcode: WTU-V-005159
Clayton Haberman s.n.    8 Jun 1989
11. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
191659 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
399461 
Barcode
WTU-V-005159 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Clayton Haberman 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
8 Jun 1989 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Snohomish 
Locality
Marine Drive "Tulare Pass". 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.107188°, -122.329423° 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Papaveraceae
12. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
At end of a short spur road off 20th Ave NE, just west of Shorecrest High School sports fields, Shoreline.
Elev. 112 m. 47.740557° N, 122.307508° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 12 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Disturbed soil and dirt piles in maintenance area; partial sun, mesic soil; with Sisymbrium officinale, Arabidospis thaliana, Lamium purpureum, Cardamine hirsuta. Petals reddish-purple, outer margins irregular; stems to over 1 meter tall, glaucous; pods erect; plants locally common in mostly bare soil with other weeds. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits.
WTU
Ben Legler 13575    13 Jun 2015
12. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
2782548 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2015.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
13575 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
13 Jun 2015 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
At end of a short spur road off 20th Ave NE, just west of Shorecrest High School sports fields, Shoreline. 
Elevation
112 m. 
Coordinates
47.740557° N, 122.307508° W 
Site Description
Disturbed soil and dirt piles in maintenance area; partial sun, mesic soil; with Sisymbrium officinale, Arabidospis thaliana, Lamium purpureum, Cardamine hirsuta. 
Specimen Notes
Petals reddish-purple, outer margins irregular; stems to over 1 meter tall, glaucous; pods erect; plants locally common in mostly bare soil with other weeds. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Papaveraceae
13. Papaver somniferum L.
U.S.A., Washington, King County:
Near Viewing Mound, Marymoor Park, 1 air km NW of Lake Sammamish, Redmond.
Elev. 10 m. 47.6599° N, 122.101° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Adventive on dry weedy slope, partial shade, 6 plants, with Tanacetum vulgare, Daucus carota, Hirschfelia incana. Petals pinkish-purple, with dark purple blotch at base, stamens dull white, buds nod. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 422862; Barcode: WTU-V-059427
Peter F. Zika 29683    28 Jun 2019
13. Papaver somniferum L.
Database ID
3289161 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
422862 
Barcode
WTU-V-059427 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Papaveraceae 
Name on Specimen
Papaver somniferum L. 
Accepted Name
Papaver somniferum L. 
Annotation History
1. Papaver somniferum L.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
29683 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 Jun 2019 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
King 
Locality
Near Viewing Mound, Marymoor Park, 1 air km NW of Lake Sammamish, Redmond. 
Elevation
10 m. 
Coordinates
47.6599° N, 122.101° W 
Site Description
Adventive on dry weedy slope, partial shade, 6 plants, with Tanacetum vulgare, Daucus carota, Hirschfelia incana. 
Specimen Notes
Petals pinkish-purple, with dark purple blotch at base, stamens dull white, buds nod. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
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.