Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18081 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Helianthus annuus L.
Common name   common sunflower
Steve Hegji   0238  
Coll. Date 07 September 2013 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Sheeprock Mountains, Harker Canyon;
     Elev.: 7016 ft. (2139 m.)
Habitat Notes roadside, north facing foothill. 
Latitude Longitude 39° 58'  35.18" N, 112° 29'  22.51" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Helianthus annuus L.

     Helianthus annuus ssp. jaegeri (Heiser) Heiser
     Helianthus annuus ssp. lenticularis (Dougl. ex Lindl.) Cockerell
     Helianthus annuus var. lenticularis (Dougl. ex Lindl.) Steyermark
     Helianthus annuus var. macrocarpus (DC.) Cockerell
     Helianthus annuus ssp. texanus Heiser
     Helianthus annuus var. texanus (Heiser) Shinners
     Helianthus aridus Rydb.
     Helianthus lenticularis Dougl. ex Lindl.

Common Name(s): annual sunflower, common sunflower, sunflower, wild sunflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=36616, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00544s4.jpg 
specimen image: 02610s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06198s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08520s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08675s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15925 Aconitum columbianum      "western monkshood" 1234 ft. SE
15931 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" 1.3 mi. E
15897 Alyssum desertorum      "desert madwort" 1.2 mi. NW
15854 Alyssum desertorum      "desert madwort" 1.2 mi. NW
15898 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 1.2 mi. NW
15934 Anaphalis margaritacea      "western pearly everlasting" 1.2 mi. E
18079 Angelica wheeleri      "Wheeler's angelica" 2628 ft. NW
15926 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 1471 ft. E
15928 Arenaria lanuginosa      "spreading sandwort" 1473 ft. E
15940 Argemone munita      "flatbud pricklypoppy" 1.7 mi. NW
18082 Aster ascendens      "western aster" 71 ft. N
15911 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" 1082 ft. NW
15853 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 1.2 mi. NW
15946 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. hololeucus   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" 139 ft. E
15936 Crepis acuminata      "tapertip hawksbeard" 1.2 mi. E
15852 Cymopterus longipes      "long-stalked spring parsley" 1.3 mi. NW
18080 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" 2628 ft. NW
15938 Epilobium saximontanum      "Rocky Mountain willowherb" same section
18086 Equisetum laevigatum      "smooth horsetail" 1694 ft. S
15896 Eremogone loisiae      "Lois' sandwort" 1.3 mi. NW
15935 Erigeron eatonii      "Eaton's fleabane" 1.2 mi. E
15939 Erigeron speciosus  var. macranthus   "aspen fleabane" same section
15943 Eriogonum microthecum      "slender wild buckwheat" 1.3 mi. NW
15937 Eriogonum racemosum      "redroot wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. E
15947 Eriogonum racemosum      "redroot wild buckwheat" 2820 ft. NW
15912 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow glacier-lily" 2606 ft. NW
15932 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1.3 mi. E
15929 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" 1.4 mi. E
15909 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" 1085 ft. NW
15910 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 1097 ft. NW
18084 Marchantia polymorpha     1082 ft. S
15945 Mentha arvensis      "wild mint" 1469 ft. E
15927 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1474 ft. E
15895 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.4 mi. NW
15944 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.2 mi. NW
18078 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" same section
15933 Quercus       "oak" 1.3 mi. E
18083 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 1015 ft. S
15855 Salix       "willow" 1.3 mi. NW
15899 Salix bebbiana      "Bebb willow" 1.3 mi. NW
18085 Salix eriocephala  var. watsonii  1635 ft. S
15930 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" 1.4 mi. E
15924 Sidalcea oregana      "Oregon checkerbloom" 1912 ft. NW
18077 Symphoricarpos oreophilus      "mountain snowberry" 1 mi. NW
18076 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 1.2 mi. NW
15908 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1055 ft. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harker Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.4 mi. NE   Erickson Knoll 
Dutch Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. S 8816  Dutch Peak 
Lion Hill (Summit) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6890  Erickson Knoll 
Lion Hill Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. N 6716  Erickson Knoll 
Black Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2 mi. S 8882  Dutch Peak 
Sheeprock Mountains (Range) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. S 8114  Dutch Peak 
Greens Ridge (Ridge) Tooele County, UT 2.6 mi. S 8327  Dutch Peak 
Hilltop Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 2 mi. W 8816  Erickson Knoll 
Upper Pine Grove (Woods) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 8140  Erickson Knoll 
Lower Pine Grove (Woods) Tooele County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 7740  Erickson Knoll 
North Pine Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Erickson Knoll 
Black Crook Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. W 9161  Erickson Knoll 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Erickson Knoll 
Stepladder Trough (Flat) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. N 6086  Lookout Pass 
Left Fork South Oak Brush Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. W   Erickson Knoll 
Right Fork South Oak Brush Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. W   Erickson Knoll 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. SW   Erickson Knoll 
Sheeprock Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. S   Dutch Peak 
Hard to Beat Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.8 mi. S   Dutch Peak 
Wasatch National Forest-Vernon Division (Forest) Tooele County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 6119  Dutch Peak 


Taxon Links for species Helianthus annuus  L.

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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