Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11518 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
Common name   sowthistle desert-dandelion
Donna M. Barnes   4965  
Coll. Date 26 April 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality dirt road S of Motoqua, E of Beaver Dam Wash, [E of the landing strip on the east side of the East Fork of Beaver Dam Wash, ca. 3 air miles NE of Motoqua;
     Elev.: 4041 ft. (1232 m.)
Habitat Notes gravelly soil 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 19'  31" N, 113° 57'  2" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Specimen Notes 2004 burn area. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray

     Leptoseris sonchoides Nutt.

Common Name(s): sowthistle desert dandelion, sowthistle desertdandelion, yellow-saucers.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38055, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Malacothrix
                                        Species: Malacothrix sonchoides


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11518s1.jpg specimen image: 11518f2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11520 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" same section
11524 Corydalis aurea      "golden fumewort" same section
11522 Montia perfoliata  var. utahensis  same section
11519 Pectocarya setosa      "bristly combseed" same section
11521 Phacelia curvipes      "Washoe scorpionweed" same section
11523 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Nordin Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 3822  Motoqua 
Red Hollow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 4062  Motoqua 
Mormon Range (Range) Washington County, UT 2 mi. SW 3694  Motoqua 
Red Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. S 3957  Motoqua 
Butcher Knife Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N   Goldstrike 
Cane Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. NW 4088  Motoqua 
East Bunker Peak Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. W   Bunker Peak 
East Bunker Peak Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 2.3 mi. W   Docs Pass 
Potters Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. N 4800  Motoqua 
East Fork Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. W   Maple Ridge 
Motoqua (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 3481  Motoqua 
Black Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. N   Goldstrike 
Bentley Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 3409  Motoqua 
Bentley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. SW   Motoqua 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. NW   Docs Pass 
Dodge Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. W 3973  Dodge Spring 
Square Top Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. E 6989  Motoqua 
Slaughter Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. NW   Goldstrike 
Jackson Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. SE 3963  Motoqua 
Bull Run Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. NE 4685  Goldstrike 


Taxon Links for species Malacothrix sonchoides  (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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