Taxon  Report   4051    
Helianthus niveus  (Benth.) Brandegee  ssp. tephrodes  (A. Gray) Heiser
Algodones dunes sunflower,  Algodones sunflower
Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Arizona, Sonora, Mexico.
California 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 .
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Helianthus
Parent: Helianthus niveus
Habitat: dunes

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Helianthus tephrodes
More information about  Helianthus niveus ssp. tephrodes
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 23, 2019).