Calflora
Taxon  Report   4051    
Helianthus niveus  (Benth.) Brandegee  ssp. tephrodes  (A. Gray) Heiser
Algodones dunes sunflower,  Algodones sunflower
Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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, 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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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
© 2014 Jordan Zylstra
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Habitat: dunes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Helianthus tephrodes
More information about  Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HENIT)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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