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Label Query: Genus = "Symphyotrichum", Species = "lanceolatum"
Asteraceae
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Oregon, Jefferson and Deschutes County:
Black Butte, Jefferson and Deschutes; northwest of Sisters.
Elev. 3300 ft.
Growing in swampy, low area with Aster, Equisetum, Lathyrus, Poa, Trisetum, Spiraea, Carex; southwest exposure. Flower blue; scattered. Phenology: Flowers.
WTU 223877; Barcode: WTU-V-035523
J. Morris Johnson 580    26 Aug 1960
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
145965 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
223877 
Barcode
WTU-V-035523 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Aster adscendens Lindl.
2. Aster chilensis Nees.
3. Aster subspicatus Nees.
    Annotated by Almut G. Jones, 1984. Remarks: University of Illinois Herbarium
4. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by P. F. Zika, 2017. Remarks: WTU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. Morris Johnson 
Collection #
580 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Aug 1960 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Jefferson and Deschutes 
Locality
Black Butte, Jefferson and Deschutes; northwest of Sisters. 
Elevation
3300 ft. 
Coordinates
 
Site Description
Growing in swampy, low area with Aster, Equisetum, Lathyrus, Poa, Trisetum, Spiraea, Carex; southwest exposure. 
Specimen Notes
Flower blue; scattered. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
2. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
At junction of Lower Crab Creek Road and SR 243.
Elev. 526 ft. 46° 49.995' N, 119° 56.101' W; T16N R23E S34. Datum: WGS 84.
Among rocks in wet ground along edge of river. Other plants: Purshia tridentata, Salsola kali, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Juniperus comutata. Flowers lavender; scattered. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 373915; Barcode: WTU-V-035521
Don Knoke 1735    20 Sep 2008
2. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
171466 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
373915 
Barcode
WTU-V-035521 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum ascendens (Lindl.) Nesom.
    Annotated by Don Knoke.
2. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by P. F. Zika, 2017. Remarks: WTU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Don Knoke 
Collection #
1735 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
20 Sep 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
At junction of Lower Crab Creek Road and SR 243. 
Elevation
526 ft. 
Coordinates
46° 49.995' N, 119° 56.101' W; T16N R23E S34 
Site Description
Among rocks in wet ground along edge of river. Other plants: Purshia tridentata, Salsola kali, Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus, Juniperus comutata. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers lavender; scattered. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
3. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Washington, Ferry County:
Kettle Falls Ranger District, Colville National Forest. Trout lake.
T36N R36E S14 NW1/4. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by Sara Shiina. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Standing water at lake's edge, with Juncus tenuis, Calamagrostis canadensis, Scirpus microcarpus. Flowers blue-lavender. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 413082; Barcode: WTU-V-028572
Cindy Talbott 256    19 Aug 1977
3. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3146006 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
413082 
Barcode
WTU-V-028572 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Aster occidentalis (Nutt.) T. & G. var. intermedius Gray.
    Annotated by Cindy Talbott, 1979.
2. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by P. F. Zika, 2017. Remarks: WTU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Cindy Talbott 
Collection #
256 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
19 Aug 1977 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Ferry 
Locality
Kettle Falls Ranger District, Colville National Forest. Trout lake.  
Elevation
 
Coordinates
T36N R36E S14 NW1/4 
Site Description
Standing water at lake's edge, with Juncus tenuis, Calamagrostis canadensis, Scirpus microcarpus. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers blue-lavender. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
4. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Washington, Douglas County:
Wells Wildlife Area. East side of area accessed from Bridgeport Hill Road. Area west and south of pullout. ¶
Elev. 508 m. 47.92051° N, 119.68511° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Riparian valley surrounded by sagebrush-steppe upland; riparian zone dominated by Typha latifolia, Phalaris arundinacea and with Elaeagnus angustifolia; upland dominated by Artemisia tridentata with Leymus cinereus. Locally common on steep streambank; ray flowers blue. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 424699; Barcode: WTU-V-067826
David Giblin 5402    11 Sep 2014
4. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3259130 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
424699 
Barcode
WTU-V-067826 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 3 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
5402 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
11 Sep 2014 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Douglas 
Locality
Wells Wildlife Area. East side of area accessed from Bridgeport Hill Road. Area west and south of pullout. ¶ 
Elevation
508 m. 
Coordinates
47.92051° N, 119.68511° W 
Site Description
Riparian valley surrounded by sagebrush-steppe upland; riparian zone dominated by Typha latifolia, Phalaris arundinacea and with Elaeagnus angustifolia; upland dominated by Artemisia tridentata with Leymus cinereus.  
Specimen Notes
Locally common on steep streambank; ray flowers blue.  
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
5. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom
U.S.A., Idaho, Shoshone County:
Coeur d'Alene National Forest: Shoulder of Forest Service Road 412 adjacent to Shoshone Creek.
Elev. 794 m. 47.741305° N, 115.971472° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 4 meters. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Mossy soil over gravel, shaded by a patch of Tsuga heterophylla. Ray flowers light blue-purple; uncommon on edge of trees. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 421508; Barcode: WTU-V-052989
Ben Legler 14142    9 Jul 2016
5. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3262228 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
421508 
Barcode
WTU-V-052989 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by Heidi Jump, 14 2017. Sources: Draft Revised Flora PNW.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
14142 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
9 Jul 2016 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Idaho 
County
Shoshone 
Locality
Coeur d'Alene National Forest: Shoulder of Forest Service Road 412 adjacent to Shoshone Creek. 
Elevation
794 m. 
Coordinates
47.741305° N, 115.971472° W 
Site Description
Mossy soil over gravel, shaded by a patch of Tsuga heterophylla. 
Specimen Notes
Ray flowers light blue-purple; uncommon on edge of trees. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
6. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
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. Locally common on silty bank above pond. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 424950; Barcode: WTU-V-068374
David Giblin 5762    17 Sep 2015
6. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3274255 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
424950 
Barcode
WTU-V-068374 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 13 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
5762 
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
Locally common on silty bank above pond. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
7. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
Buckshot Recreation Area. South along shoreline for about 500 meters from parking area.
Elev. 145 m. 46.71344° N, 119.95304° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 50 meters. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Cobbly shoreline with adjacent upland dominated by Salix exigua; Morus alba and Ulmus pumila present. Locally common among cobble; rays white. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 424953; Barcode: WTU-V-068378
David Giblin 5799    18 Sep 2015
7. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3274259 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
424953 
Barcode
WTU-V-068378 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 13 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
5799 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Sep 2015 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
Buckshot Recreation Area. South along shoreline for about 500 meters from parking area. 
Elevation
145 m. 
Coordinates
46.71344° N, 119.95304° W 
Site Description
Cobbly shoreline with adjacent upland dominated by Salix exigua; Morus alba and Ulmus pumila present. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common among cobble; rays white. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

Asteraceae
8. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Oregon, Sherman County:
Southwest side of John Day River, at the Narrows, 10 miles above confluence with Columbia River.
45.662876° N, 120.508122° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: GPS.
Infrequent in shaded spring at base of basalt cliff, with Solidago lepida var. salebrosa, Toxicodendron radicans, Mentha xpiperita, Lycopus americanus. Rays violet when small, turning white at maturity. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU
Peter F. Zika PWD-19-346    30 Jul 2019
with Peter Dunwiddie
8. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3281659 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by Peter F. Zika, 2019. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
PWD-19-346 
Other Collectors
Peter Dunwiddie 
Date Collected
30 Jul 2019 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Oregon 
County
Sherman 
Locality
Southwest side of John Day River, at the Narrows, 10 miles above confluence with Columbia River. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
45.662876° N, 120.508122° W 
Site Description
Infrequent in shaded spring at base of basalt cliff, with Solidago lepida var. salebrosa, Toxicodendron radicans, Mentha xpiperita, Lycopus americanus. 
Specimen Notes
Rays violet when small, turning white at maturity. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
9. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Washington, Okanogan County:
Similkameen River at Shankers Bend, north side of river. Approximately 10 kms west of Oroville.
Elev. 330 m. 48.98427° N, 119.50918° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 50 meters.
Mucky and sandy beach with Xanthium strumarium, Equisetum arvense and Salix exigua common; area heavily grazed by cattle. Locally common along shoreline and rocky outcroppings; rays blue; rhizomatous. Phenology: Flowers and Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU
David Giblin 7285    18 Sep 2019
9. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3453170 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 18 2020. Sources: Flora PNW, 2nd.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
7285 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
18 Sep 2019 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Okanogan 
Locality
Similkameen River at Shankers Bend, north side of river. Approximately 10 kms west of Oroville. 
Elevation
330 m. 
Coordinates
48.98427° N, 119.50918° W 
Site Description
Mucky and sandy beach with Xanthium strumarium, Equisetum arvense and Salix exigua common; area heavily grazed by cattle. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common along shoreline and rocky outcroppings; rays blue; rhizomatous. 
Phenology
Flowers and Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Asteraceae
10. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
     (= Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom)
U.S.A., Washington, Kittitas County:
Near boat launch on W shore of Priest Rapids Reservoir on Columbia River, 0.8 air km SSE of Wanapum Dam.
Elev. 155 m. 46.865° N, 119.969° W.
Seasonally damp sunny sandy ground at upper edge of riparian zone, with Crassula aquatica, Juncus tenuis, Cyperus squarrosus, Bidens frondosa, Limosella acaulis. Rhizomatous, rays purple; common.
WTU 424549; Barcode: WTU-V-067339
Peter F. Zika 30424    23 Sep 2020
10. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom
Database ID
3466587 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
424549 
Barcode
WTU-V-067339 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Asteraceae 
Name on Specimen
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Accepted Name
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom var. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom 
Annotation History
1. Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom ssp. hesperium (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
30424 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
23 Sep 2020 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Kittitas 
Locality
Near boat launch on W shore of Priest Rapids Reservoir on Columbia River, 0.8 air km SSE of Wanapum Dam. 
Elevation
155 m. 
Coordinates
46.865° N, 119.969° W 
Site Description
Seasonally damp sunny sandy ground at upper edge of riparian zone, with Crassula aquatica, Juncus tenuis, Cyperus squarrosus, Bidens frondosa, Limosella acaulis. 
Specimen Notes
Rhizomatous, rays purple; common. 
Phenology
 
Origin
 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

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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
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Dataset
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Accession
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Barcode
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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.