Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08675 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Helianthus annuus L.
Infraspecific    subsp. lenticularis (Douglas ex Lindl.) Cockerell
Common name   common sunflower
W. Yates   s.n.  
   with A. Bench
Coll. Date 16 May 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality Red Hollow vicinity, N side of the dirt road to Motoqua, N of the Shivwits Indian Reservation fence line;
     Elev.: 4197 ft. (1280 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community. 
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° 18'  4" N, 113° 54'  26" 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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08675s2.jpg

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

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08681 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" same section
14471 Arctostaphylos pungens      "pointleaf manzanita" 1.7 mi. N
14466 Arctostaphylos pungens      "pointleaf manzanita" 1.6 mi. N
08672 Calyptridium monandrum     same section
13223 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.7 mi. N
13222 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.7 mi. N
08399 Cirsium neomexicanum      "New Mexico thistle" 1.7 mi. N
08404 Cryptantha decipiens      "gravel forget-me-not" 1.7 mi. N
08393 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" 1.7 mi. N
08405 Cryptantha micrantha      "purple-rooted forget-me-not" 1.7 mi. N
14470 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  1.7 mi. N
08679 Eriastrum sparsiflorum      "Great Basin woollystar" same section
14468 Ericameria nauseosa  var. graveolens  1.7 mi. N
08402 Eriogonum davidsonii      "Davidson's wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. N
08674 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
08677 Eriophyllum lanosum      "white easterbonnets" same section
08400 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1.7 mi. N
08403 Layia glandulosa      "white-daisy tidytips" 1.7 mi. N
08397 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1.7 mi. N
08394 Lotus plebeius      "New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil" 1.7 mi. N
08395 Lotus rigidus      "shrubby deervetch" 1.7 mi. N
08680 Lupinus pusillus  var. intermontanus  same section
14467 Nolina microcarpa      "sacahuista" 1.5 mi. N
08671 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" same section
08406 Opuntia acanthocarpa     1.7 mi. N
14469 Penstemon ambiguus      "shrubby sand beardtongue" 1.7 mi. N
08401 Phacelia cryptantha      "hidden-flower scorpionweed" 1.7 mi. N
08682 Phacelia rotundifolia      "round-leaf scorpionweed" same section
08398 Poa bigelovii      "Bigelow's bluegrass" 1.7 mi. N
14472 Purshia tridentata      "antelope bitterbrush" 1.7 mi. N
08673 Salvia columbariae      "chia" same section
08676 Salvia columbariae      "chia" same section
08678 Sphaeralcea rusbyi  var. rusbyi   "Rusby's globemallow" same section
08396 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" 1.7 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Red Hollow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 4062  Motoqua 
Jackson Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 3963  Motoqua 
Red Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 3957  Motoqua 
Jackson Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 3963  Motoqua 
Cole Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 4196  Gunlock 
Square Top Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. N 6989  Motoqua 
Nordin Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. NW 3822  Motoqua 
Manganese Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. E 4249  Gunlock 
Jackson Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 6651  Gunlock 
Butcher Knife Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Goldstrike 
Red Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.7 mi. SW   Motoqua 
Black Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. N   Goldstrike 
Mormon Range (Range) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. W 3694  Motoqua 
Intermittent Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. E 4518  Gunlock 
Quail Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.7 mi. N   Maple Ridge 
Cane Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. NW 4088  Motoqua 
Potters Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.9 mi. N 4800  Motoqua 
Pahcoon Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 6.2 mi. SE 4406  Shivwits 
White Rocks (Summit) Washington County, UT 6.2 mi. NE 5633  Maple Ridge 


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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