Mapping Species Distributions


Bugle-weed (Ajuga reptans), photo by Real Sarrazin.

The E-Flora BC maps are generated automatically by our computers from databases of specimen and observation data provided by several data providers. These include the Royal BC Museum (V), UBC and other data providers.

Because we do not produce the maps manually or individually, corrections can only be made to the maps if they are made first to the databases we use. Please report errors or ommissions directly to the data providers so they can correct and update their databases. Our maps will reflect these corrections in subsequent updates provided to us by the data providers.

Contact information for each data providers/institution is provided below.

UBC (UBC Herbarium Database)

Please send comments and corrections directly to the UBC herbarium. Contact: or call 604-822-3344.

BCCDC (British Columbia Conservation Data Centre (CDC) Database)

Please send comments and corrections for CDC records to Jenifer Penny.

V (RBCM) (Royal British Columbia Museum Herbarium Database)

Please send comments and corrections directly to Dr. Ken Marr.

ALA (University of Alaska Herbarium Database)

Please send comments and corrections directly to here.

PNW (Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria Database)

Vascular and nonvascular plant records were obtained from the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database. Note that BC-specific records from UBC and the RBCM have been treated separately. The Consortium records include records from Oregon State University Herbarium, University of Idaho Stillinger Herbarium, University of Washington Herbarium (Accessed through PNW Herbaria Portal,, 2010-08-24). Questions and corrections for data from the Consortium should be directed to the individual institutions/data providers listed here.


Recommended citation:  Author, date, page title. In: Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2023. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia []. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Date Accessed]

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