Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05612 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Helianthus anomalus S.F. Blake
Common name   western sand sunflower
K.T. Harper   2001-385  
   with C.S. Harper
Coll. Date 15 September 2001 
United States
Juab County
Locality Jerico dunes, ca 14 miles west and 21 miles south of Eureka.
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 39° 38'  50" N, 112° 23'  32" W
Township Range T13S, R5W, Sec. 34, 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: 05612s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05567s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08543s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02578 Amaranthus retroflexus      "redroot pigweed" 1 mi. S
02589 Ambrosia acanthicarpa      "flatspine bur ragweed" 1 mi. S
02590 Ambrosia acanthicarpa      "flatspine bur ragweed" 1 mi. S
02584 Astragalus piutensis      "Marysvale milkvetch" 1 mi. S
02592 Bassia scoparia      "summer-cypress" 1 mi. S
05609 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. turbinatus   "dune rubber rabbitbrush" same section
02580 Corispermum americanum      "American bugseed" 1 mi. S
05611 Corispermum americanum      "American bugseed" same section
05610 Croton texensis      "Texas croton" same section
13139 Eriogonum nummulare      "money wild buckwheat" same section
05613 Eriogonum nummulare      "money wild buckwheat" same section
02587 Machaeranthera canescens      "gray tansy aster" 1 mi. S
04750 Penstemon angustifolius  var. dulcis   "sweet narrow-leaf beardtongue" 2.3 mi. SE
05608 Psoralidium lanceolatum  var. lanceolatum  same section
08685 Psoralidium lanceolatum  var. stenostachys  1.8 mi. S
02586 Salsola paulsenii      "barbwire Russian thistle" 1 mi. S
02585 Salsola tragus      "prickly Russian thistle" 1 mi. S
02588 Sambucus caerulea     1 mi. S
02579 Solanum triflorum      "cut-leaf nightshade" 1 mi. S
02583 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1 mi. S
02591 Tragopogon dubius      "yellow salsify" 1 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sand Mountain Campground (Locale) Juab County, UT 0.6 mi. S 4922  Lynndyl NW 
Sand Hills (Summit) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 5371  Lynndyl NW 
Sand Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 1.5 mi. S 5601  Lynndyl NW 
White Sand Dunes (Area) Juab County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 4954  Lynndyl NW 
Oasis Campground (Locale) Juab County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 5066  Tanner Creek Narrows 
Sahara Sand Dunes Heliport (Airport) Juab County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 5102  Tanner Creek Narrows 
Little Sahara National Recreation Area (Park) Juab County, UT 4.2 mi. N 5105  Tanner Creek Narrows 
Tanner Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 4.4 mi. S   Sabie Mountain 
Jericho Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.7 mi. NE   Maple Peak 


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

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