Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05567 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Helianthus anomalus S.F. Blake
Common name   western sand sunflower
K.T. Harper   2001-320  
   with C.S. Harper
Coll. Date 06 September 2001 
United States
Wayne County
Locality N of Hanksville.
     Elev.: 4900 ft. (1494 m.)
Habitat Notes sand dunes. 
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 38° 40'  50" N, 110° 32'  7" W
Township Range T24S, R13E, Sec. 31, SW1/4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Helianthus anomalus Blake

     Helianthus deserticola Heiser

Common Name(s): desert sunflower, western sunflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=36617, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05567s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05612s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08543s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05581 Chamaesyce parryi      "Parry's sandmat" same section
05561 Cordylanthus wrightii      "Wright's bird's beak" same section
05579 Dicoria brandegeei      "Brandegee's desert twinbugs" same section
05564 Heliotropium convolvulaceum      "phlox heliotrope" same section
05586 Ipomopsis gunnisonii      "Gunnison's gilia" same section
05565 Linum aristatum      "bristle flax" same section
05580 Machaeranthera canescens  var. aristata   "San Juan tansy aster" same section
05563 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" same section
05566 Orobanche ludoviciana  var. cooperi  same section
05562 Vanclevea stylosa      "resinbush" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Temple Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 4803  Old Woman Wash 
Lost Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 1.7 mi. N 4846  Old Woman Wash 
Lost Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. N 4800  Old Woman Wash 
Mormon Tanks (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. W 5004  Old Woman Wash 
Old Woman Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2 mi. SE   Temple Mountain 
Temple Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2 mi. SE   Temple Mountain 
Swazy Seep (Spring) Emery County, UT 3 mi. W 5040  Old Woman Wash 
Lone Man Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. NW   Twin Knolls 
Ernie Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. NE   Twin Knolls 


Taxon Links for species Helianthus anomalus  S.F. Blake

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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