Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06113 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
Common name   sowthistle desert-dandelion
Donna M. Barnes   2104  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 15 May 2001 
United States
Kane County
Locality Kodachrome Basin, S of Cottonwood Wash Road, hills near Rock Springs Creek, just north of a corral on the north side of the dirt road.
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° 29'  27" N, 111° 59'  2" W
Township Range T38S, R2W, Sec. 22, NW1/4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
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).
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Lesquerella tumulosa, R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper 
Specimen Notes along the road to the Lesquerella tumulosa east monitoring plot; [the original location notes of "Garfield County, Highway 12" is far to the north of the label's TRS and outside of the range of L. tumulosa, J. Alexander, Dec. 2015] 


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: 06113s2.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.
06114 Astragalus lonchocarpus      "greater rushy milkvetch" same section
06112 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" same section
06116 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" same section
06115 Lupinus brevicaulis      "shortstem lupine" same section
06111 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Rock Springs (Spring) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 5709  Slickrock Bench 
Dry Valley Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Henrieville 
Cedar Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Slickrock Bench 
Kodachrome Basin State Park (Park) Kane County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 5630  Cannonville 
Kodachrome Basin Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 2.2 mi. N 5798  Henrieville 
Little Dry Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 2 mi. W   Slickrock Bench 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Kane County, UT 2.5 mi. N 6001  Henrieville 
Kadachrome Flat (Flat) Kane County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5925  Henrieville 
Big Dry Valley (Basin) Kane County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 5863  Henrieville 
Wiggler Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.4 mi. E   Canaan Peak 
Rock Springs Bench (Bench) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. S 6263  Slickrock Bench 
Shepherd Point (Cape) Kane County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 5866  Cannonville 
Rock Springs Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. SW   Slickrock Bench 
Little Creek Wood Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. N 6723  Henrieville 
Jodey Point (Cape) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. SE 6313  Slickrock Bench 
Little Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Canaan Peak 
Dry Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. N   Pine Lake 
Yellow Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. NW   Bryce Point 
Lower Slickrock (Summit) Kane County, UT 4 mi. E 6260  Slickrock Bench 
Henrieville (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 5 mi. N 6008  Henrieville 


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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