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Taxon: Helianthus niveus (Benth.) Brandegee subsp. tephrodes (A. Gray) Heiser

Genus: Helianthus
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Heliantheae
Nomen number: 104314
Place of publication: Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 22(3):43. 1969
Name verified on: 08-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Mar-2010
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Species on the following lists:

See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • Algodones Dunes sunflower   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English
  • Algodones sunflower   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • ash-color sunflower   (Source: C. E. Rogers et al.) – English

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of sunflower   (based on affinities to Helianthus petiolaris fide Amer J Bot 94:1837-1852.)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


Check other web resources for Helianthus niveus (Benth.) Brandegee subsp. tephrodes (A. Gray) Heiser:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden


  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 November 2015)

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