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Label Query: Genus = "Persicaria", Species = "lapathifolia"
Polygonaceae
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Trailhead of Padilla Bay Shore Trail; parking lot adjacent to Bayview-Edison Road.
Elev. 6 ft. 48° 27.429' N, 122° 27.964' W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Highly compacted soils of parking lot and adjacent agricultural fields. Only native vegetation found in slough adjacent to trail. Scattered in compacted soil at parking lot edge. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 371427
David Giblin 730    15 Sep 2006
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
155350 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
371427 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 15 2007. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
730 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Sep 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Trailhead of Padilla Bay Shore Trail; parking lot adjacent to Bayview-Edison Road. 
Elevation
6 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 27.429' N, 122° 27.964' W 
Site Description
Highly compacted soils of parking lot and adjacent agricultural fields. Only native vegetation found in slough adjacent to trail. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered in compacted soil at parking lot edge. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Polygonaceae
2. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
Winchester Waterway. Starting at end of main access road and working back toward entrance.
Elev. 1121 ft. 47.11698° N, 119.62003° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 2 meters.
Lake edge dominated by Schoenoplectus acutus and Typha latifolia; surrounding shrub-steppe with Artemisia tridentata and Pseudoroegneria spicata. Upright, flowers white; on irrigation ditch bank. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 380703
David Giblin 2348    29 Aug 2008
2. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
174312 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
380703 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 31 2009. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
2348 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
29 Aug 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
Winchester Waterway. Starting at end of main access road and working back toward entrance. 
Elevation
1121 ft. 
Coordinates
47.11698° N, 119.62003° W 
Site Description
Lake edge dominated by Schoenoplectus acutus and Typha latifolia; surrounding shrub-steppe with Artemisia tridentata and Pseudoroegneria spicata. 
Specimen Notes
Upright, flowers white; on irrigation ditch bank. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Polygonaceae
3. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Adams County:
Herman Lake, along shoreline near boat ramp.
Elev. 944 ft. 46.89746° N, 119.19958° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3 meters.
From 0.7 meters deep in lake to upland area adjacent to shoreline. Schoenoplectus acutus, Typha sp., and Juncus spp. dominant. Scattered along shoreline in water to 0.25 centimeters deep. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 398798
David Giblin 2395    4 Sep 2008
3. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
178991 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
398798 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 15 2010. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
2395 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
4 Sep 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Adams 
Locality
Herman Lake, along shoreline near boat ramp. 
Elevation
944 ft. 
Coordinates
46.89746° N, 119.19958° W 
Site Description
From 0.7 meters deep in lake to upland area adjacent to shoreline. Schoenoplectus acutus, Typha sp., and Juncus spp. dominant. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered along shoreline in water to 0.25 centimeters deep. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Polygonaceae
4. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Adams County:
Herman Lake, along shoreline near boat ramp.
Elev. 944 ft. 46.89746° N, 119.19958° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3 meters.
From 0.7 meters deep in lake to upland area adjacent to shoreline. Schoenoplectus acutus, Typha sp., and Juncus spp. dominant. Scattered along shoreline in water to 0.25 centimeters deep. Phenology: Flowers & Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 398800
David Giblin 2401    4 Sep 2008
4. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
178992 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
398800 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 15 2010. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
2401 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
4 Sep 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Adams 
Locality
Herman Lake, along shoreline near boat ramp. 
Elevation
944 ft. 
Coordinates
46.89746° N, 119.19958° W 
Site Description
From 0.7 meters deep in lake to upland area adjacent to shoreline. Schoenoplectus acutus, Typha sp., and Juncus spp. dominant. 
Specimen Notes
Scattered along shoreline in water to 0.25 centimeters deep. 
Phenology
Flowers & Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Polygonaceae
5. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
Ross Lake National Recreation Area: along lake shore at end of trail to Hidden Hand Camp on north side of Ruby Arm of Ross Lake.
Elev. 475 m. 48.731631° N, 121.023669° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 9 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Exposed reservoir drawdown, below high water mark; bare, loose rock and soil; sparsely vegetated. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU
Ben Legler 12425    14 Jun 2012
with Steve Hahn
5. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
186199 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 24 2012. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
12425 
Other Collectors
Steve Hahn 
Date Collected
14 Jun 2012 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
Ross Lake National Recreation Area: along lake shore at end of trail to Hidden Hand Camp on north side of Ruby Arm of Ross Lake. 
Elevation
475 m. 
Coordinates
48.731631° N, 121.023669° W 
Site Description
Exposed reservoir drawdown, below high water mark; bare, loose rock and soil; sparsely vegetated. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Polygonaceae
6. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Franklin County:
Scootenay Reservoir. Cattail Lake, south shore where gravel access road leads to lake.
Elev. 283 m. 46.70307° N, 119.01243° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters. Georeferenced by Maria Yousoufian.
Lake shore edge dominated by Typha sp. Common in standing water at edge of lake. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Introduced.
WTU 400848; Barcode: WTU-V-007364
David Giblin 3261    29 Sep 2009
6. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
187432 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
400848 
Barcode
WTU-V-007364 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.
    Annotated by Katie Messick, 29 2013. Sources: Flora of PNW.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
3261 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
29 Sep 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Franklin 
Locality
Scootenay Reservoir. Cattail Lake, south shore where gravel access road leads to lake. 
Elevation
283 m. 
Coordinates
46.70307° N, 119.01243° W 
Site Description
Lake shore edge dominated by Typha sp. 
Specimen Notes
Common in standing water at edge of lake. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Introduced 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Polygonaceae
7. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Lewis County:
Mt. Adams Veneer Company Mill Pond on east side of Road 25, 2.5 km due south of Randle.
Elev. 259 m. 46.512712° N, 121.953542° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 4 meters. Georeferenced by Ben Legler. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Man-made pond, rimmed by Spirea douglasii and Typha latifolia, with Nuphar polysepala, Potamogeton natans, Iris pseudacorus. Tepals light pink; stems branched, 2 to 10 dm tall, occasional on pond edge. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits.
WTU 407727; Barcode: WTU-V-021905
Ben Legler 13346    22 Sep 2014
with Sara Legler
7. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
2782141 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
407727 
Barcode
WTU-V-021905 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 2015. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
13346 
Other Collectors
Sara Legler 
Date Collected
22 Sep 2014 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Lewis 
Locality
Mt. Adams Veneer Company Mill Pond on east side of Road 25, 2.5 km due south of Randle. 
Elevation
259 m. 
Coordinates
46.512712° N, 121.953542° W 
Site Description
Man-made pond, rimmed by Spirea douglasii and Typha latifolia, with Nuphar polysepala, Potamogeton natans, Iris pseudacorus. 
Specimen Notes
Tepals light pink; stems branched, 2 to 10 dm tall, occasional on pond edge. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Polygonaceae
8. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Franklin County:
Hanford National Wildlife Refuge. Wahluke Unit Parking Area 4.
Elev. 110 m. 46.55334° N, 119.29939° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 200 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Semi-permanent pond and adjacent upland. Pond with Phragmites australis ssp. australis, Myriophyllum sp., and Lythrum salicaria. Common along edge of pond; weak-stemmed annual; flowers white. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 418358; Barcode: WTU-V-039255
David Giblin 5754    17 Sep 2015
8. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
2788521 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
418358 
Barcode
WTU-V-039255 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.
    Annotated by Katie Messick, 1 2015. Sources: Flora of PNW Revised.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
5754 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
17 Sep 2015 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Franklin 
Locality
Hanford National Wildlife Refuge. Wahluke Unit Parking Area 4. 
Elevation
110 m. 
Coordinates
46.55334° N, 119.29939° W 
Site Description
Semi-permanent pond and adjacent upland. Pond with Phragmites australis ssp. australis, Myriophyllum sp., and Lythrum salicaria. 
Specimen Notes
Common along edge of pond; weak-stemmed annual; flowers white. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Polygonaceae
9. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Pierce County:
Storm water outflow below pond L003, near paintball parking, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Elev. 85 m. 47.1038° N, 122.3009° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Seasonally damp soil, full sun, with Eleocharis octusa, Lythrum portula, Juncus acuminatus, storm water outflow below pond. Annual, white flowers, occasional. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 412447; Barcode: WTU-V-026948
Peter F. Zika 28221    12 Aug 2016
9. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
3146931 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
412447 
Barcode
WTU-V-026948 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
28221 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
12 Aug 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Pierce 
Locality
Storm water outflow below pond L003, near paintball parking, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  
Elevation
85 m. 
Coordinates
47.1038° N, 122.3009° W 
Site Description
Seasonally damp soil, full sun, with Eleocharis octusa, Lythrum portula, Juncus acuminatus, storm water outflow below pond.  
Specimen Notes
Annual, white flowers, occasional.  
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Polygonaceae
10. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Oregon, Deschutes County:
N side of Route 126, 0.4 road miles E of Goodrich Road, 3.2 air km NNE of Fryrear Butte.
Elev. 935 m. 44.2918° N, 121.4442° W. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
On drying cracked mud, full sun, vernal pools over volcanics, in dense mats of Crassula aquatica, with Limosella acaulis, Carex athrostachya. White flowers, seeds shiny black; occasional. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 414003; Barcode: WTU-V-029412
Peter F. Zika 28065    9 Jul 2016
10. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
3152113 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
414003 
Barcode
WTU-V-029412 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
28065 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jul 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Deschutes 
Locality
N side of Route 126, 0.4 road miles E of Goodrich Road, 3.2 air km NNE of Fryrear Butte.  
Elevation
935 m. 
Coordinates
44.2918° N, 121.4442° W 
Site Description
On drying cracked mud, full sun, vernal pools over volcanics, in dense mats of Crassula aquatica, with Limosella acaulis, Carex athrostachya.  
Specimen Notes
White flowers, seeds shiny black; occasional.  
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Polygonaceae
11. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Oregon, Morrow County:
Shoreline south of Longwalk Island, circa 300 meters north of the west end of McCormack Slough, 2.3 air kilometers southeast of Rock Island in Lake Umatilla, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.
Elev. 80 m. 45.899089° N, 119.602639° W. Datum: WGS 84. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Specimen Label.
Occasional, sandy beach, full sun or partial shade, over basalt; with Xanthium strumarium, Amorpha fruticosa. Leaves with purple blotches. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 419954; Barcode: WTU-V-043146
Peter W. Dunwiddie PWD 18-473    13 Aug 2018
with Peter F. Zika
11. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
3245568 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
419954 
Barcode
WTU-V-043146 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter W. Dunwiddie 
Collection #
PWD 18-473 
Other Collectors
Peter F. Zika 
Date Collected
13 Aug 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Morrow 
Locality
Shoreline south of Longwalk Island, circa 300 meters north of the west end of McCormack Slough, 2.3 air kilometers southeast of Rock Island in Lake Umatilla, Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge.  
Elevation
80 m. 
Coordinates
45.899089° N, 119.602639° W 
Site Description
Occasional, sandy beach, full sun or partial shade, over basalt; with Xanthium strumarium, Amorpha fruticosa.  
Specimen Notes
Leaves with purple blotches.  
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Polygonaceae
12. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
U.S.A., Washington, Skamania County:
Home Valley Waterfront Park. Sailboard Beach access area approximately 200 meters east and west along shoreline.
Elev. 34 m. 45.7094° N, 121.78011° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 200 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Shoreline, wetland, and adjacent shallow waters; shoreline dominated by Amorpha fruticosa, Salix sp. (narrow leaves), and Persicarnia sp.; Myriophyllum sp. common in shallow water. Tepals pink-white common and abundant along shoreline in saturated soil. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 420233; Barcode: WTU-V-044652
David Giblin 6430    12 Sep 2018
12. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray
Database ID
3246090 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
420233 
Barcode
WTU-V-044652 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Polygonaceae 
Name on Specimen
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray 
Accepted Name
Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray 
Annotation History
1. Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) S.F. Gray.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 8 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
6430 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
12 Sep 2018 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skamania 
Locality
Home Valley Waterfront Park. Sailboard Beach access area approximately 200 meters east and west along shoreline. 
Elevation
34 m. 
Coordinates
45.7094° N, 121.78011° W 
Site Description
Shoreline, wetland, and adjacent shallow waters; shoreline dominated by Amorpha fruticosa, Salix sp. (narrow leaves), and Persicarnia sp.; Myriophyllum sp. common in shallow water.  
Specimen Notes
Tepals pink-white common and abundant along shoreline in saturated soil. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Native 
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.