Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09585 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
Common name   sowthistle desert-dandelion
Donna M. Barnes   3981  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 01 June 2004 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Cathedral Valley Overlook road, ca. 3 miles NW of Hwy 24, [along Hartnet Road, ca. 1.7 road miles N of the junction with Utah Highway 24, hills on the N side of the Fremont River];
     Elev.: 4943 ft. (1507 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; sandy soil. 
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° 16'  59" N, 111° 4'  33" 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):

     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: 09585s2.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.
09599 Aliciella leptomeria      "sand gilia" same section
09591 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" same section
09598 Asclepias ruthiae      "Ruth's milkweed" same section
09587 Astragalus sabulonum      "gravel milkvetch" same section
09592 Chaenactis stevioides      "desert pincushion" same section
09593 Chenopodium fremontii  var. incanum  same section
09597 Linum subteres      "sprucemont flax" same section
09588 Lupinus pusillus  var. pusillus   "rusty lupine" same section
09596 Machaeranthera canescens  var. canescens   "gray tansy aster" same section
09595 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" same section
09594 Nama densum      "leafy nama" same section
14866 Populus       "cottonwood" 1 mi. SE
14454 Populus       "cottonwood" 1 mi. SE
10017 Sphaeralcea psoraloides      "scurfpea globemallow" 1.7 mi. S
10018 Sphaeralcea psoraloides      "scurfpea globemallow" 1.7 mi. S
09590 Stephanomeria exigua      "small wirelettuce" same section
09586 Thelesperma subnudum  var. subnudum   "Navajo tea greenthread" same section
09589 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
River Ford (Locale) Wayne County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 4817  Caineville 
Aldrich (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. SW 4843  Caineville 
Pleasant Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. SW   Deer Creek Lake 
Blue Flats (Flat) Wayne County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 4918  Caineville 
Caineville Reef (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. E 4715  Caineville 
Sandy Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. E   Bitter Creek Divide 
Red Desert (Plain) Wayne County, UT 3.4 mi. N 4922  Caineville 
Notom (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 5233  Notom 
North Blue Flats (Flat) Wayne County, UT 4 mi. NW 5066  Caineville 
Deep Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Flat Top 
Caineville Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 4.4 mi. NE   Caine Springs 
Caineville (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 4600  Caineville 
Capitol Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 4.8 mi. SW   Grover 
Town Point (Cape) Wayne County, UT 4.9 mi. NE 5752  Town Point 
Waterpocket Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 5.3 mi. SW   Golden Throne 
Thompson Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 5876  Notom 


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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