University of Lethbridge Herbarium (LEA)

Latest version published by University of Lethbridge on 18 April 2023 University of Lethbridge
Publication date:
18 April 2023
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University of Lethbridge
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The University of Lethbridge Herbarium was founded shortly after 1968 by Job Kuijt, primarily as a teaching collection representative of the local flora. The herbarium houses the reference collection that forms the foundation for Kuijt's 1982 book A Flora of Waterton Lakes National Park and also numerous Packera collections by J.F. Bain. The collection currently includes over 20,000 specimens of vascular plants and remains an important research tool for botanists, students and the general public.

Data Records

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University of Lethbridge Herbarium (LEA). http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/wrt547hq (accessed on [date]).


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5678b0b3-450b-4513-82e1-2b32c3c50b54.  University of Lethbridge publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.


LEA; University of Lethbridge herbarium; University of Lethbridge; Canadensys; Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria; Canada; Alberta; Waterton Lakes National Park; herbarium; specimens; collection; Packera; Specimen

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John Bain
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
T1K 3M4 Lethbridge
Jacob Cameron
  • Programmer
  • Custodian Steward
Information systems - Technical Specialist
University of Lethbridge Library
T1K 3M4 Lethbridge
Joanne Golden
  • Curator
University of Lethbridge
T1K 3M4 Lethbridge
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
T1K 3M4 Lethbridge

Geographic Coverage

most specimens are part of the local southern Alberta flora, especially the flora of Waterton Lakes National Park. Limited coverage of western North America

Bounding Coordinates South West [33.26, -136.56], North East [62.85, -104.26]

Taxonomic Coverage

vascular plants

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1968-current

Sampling Methods

All sheets were photographed and label data manually digitized from sheet photos.

Study Extent digitization of all specimens from the University of Lethbridge herbarium (LEA).

Method step description:

  1. not applicable

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Lethbridge herbarium
Collection Identifier LEA
Parent Collection Identifier not applicable
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed
Curatorial Units Between 20,000 and 25,000 sheets

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 5678b0b3-450b-4513-82e1-2b32c3c50b54