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Exploring the effects of invasion on plant morphology of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)


Krohn, Alexander; DeVan, Caroline; Waring, Lizz; Shea, Liz (2021), Exploring the effects of invasion on plant morphology of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Dryad, Dataset,


This dataset is for use in the Couse-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) titled Effects of Invasion on Plant Morphology of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). The dataset is meant to be used as a practice, or ready-to-use dataset for instructors so that all instructors can start from the same point with the same data. If you would like to download additional data, or use a species other than L. salicaria, please visit the CUREnet website and download the Data Download and Cleaning Tutorial. 

This CURE occurred thanks to a National Science Foundation grant awarded to the Biological Collections in Ecology and Evolution Network (BCEENET). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


This dataset is from iDigBio, accessed from this link. From this original dataset of 3,340 images, I subsetted the images to 800 random specimens. The images are labelled by their coreID from iDigBio. This dataset also contains a CSV with the specimen metadata. The metadata contains collection date, all relevant location information, their coreID, and the URL where the image is stored.

Usage Notes

Please view the CUREnet link to access all instructional materials related to this undergraduate research experience. This is the practice dataset for that CURE. (Link to CUREnet to be udpated when it is available.)


National Science Foundation, Award: 2032158