Taxon  Report   4051 
Helianthus niveus  (Benth.) Brandegee  ssp. tephrodes  (A. Gray) Heiser
Algodones dunes sunflower,  Algodones sunflower
Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
© 2014 Jordan Zylstra
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Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
© 2008 Jordan Zylstra
Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and Arizona, Sonora, Mexico.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered .

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Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Helianthus
Parent Record Helianthus niveus
Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat: dunes
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PLANTS: Helianthus tephrodes
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2018).

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